Situations will arise in your life where you are faced with a choice to either hold on to the promise of your blessing, or trade it for something that in the moment seems more appealing. Instead of facing the guilt that comes with making decisions with blurred vision, seek first for clarity through His Word.
Strive to uphold the courage and virtue of Daniel who never wavered in his devotion to the Lord, nor in his kindness to earthly authority. If you remain faithful to the Lord, He will remain faithful to you. If you surrender your will to His, He will release miracles into your life. And if God decides to do something, there’s no lion, official, or king who can stand in His way.
Before you decide to throw out God’s plan and take your own way, just remember that the right path is typically not the easiest one. It’ll take you through seemingly unnecessary, laborious roads. You’ll get frustrated. You won’t always understand. But without God’s perfect direction, we would be totally lost and overcome with battles we were never meant to face.
There are many who will do a work for Him without ever really knowing the One they’re doing it for. Don’t get so busy going through the motions to portray a Christ-like life to others that you neglect to develop an actual, personal relationship with Christ. Because if you don’t know the Word, you don’t know God. And you won’t like what you hear on judgement day.
" He will uproot you from your comfort zone, press you, push you, stretch you to your limits, and flip your life upside down. He will give. And He will take away. All to mold you into the unique vessel He had in mind when He first created you."
Are you approaching each day with the intent to sincerely listen to what God is trying to say to you? Or are you aimlessly hearing every trivial word & allowing them to sway you? If you’re only hearing, you’ll find yourself unable to distinguish between the wrong voices trying to influence you and the right One trying to help you.
Before the Lord ever even created us, He knew how often we would betray Him, reject Him, and ignore Him... But He formed us anyway. He chooses us anyway. He keeps His promises anyway. He blesses us anyway. He sent His Son anyway. His love is unwavering anyway.