Photo courtesy of Joel Osteen Ministries via Facebook
Making the choice to devote your life to God is one of the best and easiest choices you will ever make. Following through with that decision is the hard part.
Follow through has always been difficult for me. I like to think of an idea, pass it on, then move on. Or…I’ll start the project, then start another one, and then another one. Weeks later, I’m swimming in deadlines and guilt.
In the past few weeks, I’ve learned that it all requires one step at a time. No matter what you do, you can’t rush God’s plan; so you might as well take your time, enjoy the lesson and the test. The key is truly knowing that every test can turn into a testimony if you grind you heels in and be determined to not give up or give in.
In all reality, my electric should be cut off right now; I barely have food in the fridge to get through the weekend. But I refuse to worry about my needs… God already told me He would supply all my needs (Phil 4:19), and He has. My electric is still on; my neighbor, who happens to be a chef, came by yesterday to see if we needed anything, because we were on his heart…
I can promise you, that if you make the committment to God, He will reward you with an enjoyable life, even in the midst of the trials. Since I’ve committed – truly committed myself, opportunites are opening for me left and right!! I have been invited to seminars and trainings that I normally would not have access to. I’ve put down bad habits that used to feel like my lifeline and I no longer even have a remote yearning to indulge in that lifestyle anymore. God took all that away, to provide me a better way. Life has been challenging, but it is now far from dull and boring.
I continue to “press toward the mark” (Phil 3:14), because I have no doubt that the best is yet to come. Not just for me, but for all that choose to believe and recieve!
Stay blessed friends! 😉