We are accustomed to “this and that” when God is calling for more than “this and that.” We get excited about God’s blessings but with that, comes the process. And for most of us, in the beginning, we are reluctant. Once we start the process and see that it’s not the worst thing, then you have others, that want to comment and state their opinions. Now while input is needed, there is a fine line between constructive input and just saying something because of selfish reasons. Hence, a measure of discernment...
Luke 9:23 (New International Version)
Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
But the point is that when you, the individual, make the choice to follow the Lord, He will require you to make some decisions that will not always please everyone. Hey you can’t make everyone happy, but you can be the example that God has called you to be for this world. In going deeper into the walk with God, will require you to step out of the comfort zone. In doing so, it will make others do the same or at least think on it.
THOUGHT: The fear in going deeper into relationship with God is that we become less popular among the world. But don’t worry about that. The blessing in going deeper into relationship with God is that we learn more of who are and what we are to become. The blessing is that we can experience more of who God is. It’s really worth it.
I thank You for this day. Lord, in all the decisions that I must make, the one decision that I will make is to serve You and trust You. Lord, it’s so hard sometimes, but I must continue to make the effort to serve You so that everything else will line up. Lord, I ask that You would bless each person as he/she embarks on their journey. Lord You guided us far and I believe that you will continue to do just that. Lord, You know the capabilities of each of us. Lord, with so many of us going through, put in our spirit that we are commissioned to serve You more with each day You blessed us with.
In Jesus Name...