But the road is too hard to travel, you might be thinking. Why not stop, turn around and get on a more clear path? If all you do is keep turning around, and second guessing yourself, you may never reach a destination that the Lord intended for you to reach. You have heard it said, that every journey begins with a single step; and it is true. In the same way, if you are fearful to take the first step, you’ll never accomplish anything. Standing and waiting for the miraculous to happen, will not cause it to come to pass, any more than staring at the front door, but never bothering to reach out and turn the door knob will open it.
I have caught myself many times saying if only this was a certain way or that was a certain way, then I could do this and be successful, whatever this is. Am I fearful? Sometimes, when I forget that I have a place of prayer and a God who knows the very thoughts and intents of my heart. He will answer even before I speak if I will learn to listen.
This time of year brings out the most chaotic voices as demands are placed on us in our occupations and in our day to day lives. Everything that we are responsible for doing is important enough that we may have a challenging time trying to prioritize the daily tasks we must do. So we are caught in a dilemma that can only be resolved one step at the time.
After prayer we can get a clearer understanding of what is most important and then as we get the time, we can work on those things that are nice, but extra. My question to you is, Do you take the time to ask? We shouldn’t second guess God. His answers are yea and amen.
I need a guideline through this life, because living for God without learning how to trust him, leads to fearful expectations. We create unlikely scenarios in our head that may never happen. We worry and fret about those things that steal our joy even though the Lord is waiting for us to cry out in victory. We are overcomers, but how often have you accepted defeat because you didn’t know what to do in this part of your journey? I have found that the only thing that works is praying to God and then leaving it in his hands to work out his will for my life. His ways are higher than my ways.
We have so much to be thankful for. If we woke up this morning in our right mind, we are blessed more than many others who did not wake up.
I met a Vietnam Veteran as I was walking into Wal-Mart the other day who was so excited because the VA was going to get him a motorized scooter to ride. He had one that was not motorized, that was brand new and rather than complain, he was so grateful for the gift of mobility that the Lord had provided. Not everyone we come in contact with on a daily basis is so positive.
Being positive is a choice that we can make, or not. To choose the positive attitude leads to a victorious life filled with joy no matter what your circumstances dictate that you should be feeling. We could all learn to live a victorious life. This week’s Lattereign gives us hope that living Under the Shadow of the Almighty will keep us safe and protected from all of the fiery darts of the wicked one.