“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” Pr 16:3 NIV
Here are two important things to remember when you’re making an important decision:
(1) Believe that God is directing your steps. Because He is! “The Lord directs the
steps of the godly…Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them
by the hand” (Ps 37:23-24 NLT). God didn’t say you wouldn’t stumble. He just promised
to pick you up, dust you off, correct you when you need it, and keep working with you.
J. I. Packer says: “A moment of conscious triumph makes one feel that after this, nothing
really matters; a moment of seeming disaster makes one feel like this is the end of
everything. But neither feeling is realistic, because neither event is really what it’s felt to
be.” So don’t get bent out of shape; by God’s grace you’ll handle it and come out wiser.
(2) Realize that God can bring good out of bad situations. “And we know that God causes
everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according
to his purpose for them” (Ro 8:28 NLT). In every success story you’ll find struggles and setbacks. And you’ll also find tenacious faith that refuses to give up. After listing a series of
adversities that would make your worst day seem like “a trip to the beach,” Paul writes:
“None of these things move me” (Ac 20:24). Where does such an attitude come from? It
comes from knowing that God is working in you, He’s working with you, and He’s working
through you. And as Ethel Waters used to say, “My God don’t sponsor no flops!”
My friend Michael PattI! I THOUGHT OF YOU WHEN I READ THIS. Have Faith and seek The Lord! He will guide your every path!
Thank you Hoff for posting a terrific read! 143
Thu, May 24, 2012 @ 5:35 PM
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