A few weeks ago God told me to start reading Jeremiah so I read a few chapters each day. Then one day I asked Him where I should read and He said, “You still haven’t finished Jeremiah.” Oops! So I finished it finally and now I’m starting it again because there is something important that God wants to show me and I want to make sure I get everything He has for me.
Then a few days ago I asked God what He wanted me to DO and He said, “Write.” Now here it is a few days later and I ask Him again….what do you want me to do today? He says, “You still haven’t started writing.” Oops again!
Thank God He doesn’t give up just because we do. God has a plan for us (He always has) but unless we take responsibility in doing our part, that plan could be a lot harder to get to and take a lot longer than necessary.
No, this doesn’t mean we are puppets on a string as so many think. This is how I see it….we have very limited time here on earth to make a difference and to enjoy every minute of this life. If I know who has the best plan to make that happen (and I do), I can CHOOSE to ask His advice and then I can CHOOSE to take it. The other option would be to CHOOSE to do it all on my own (been there, done that, don’t want to go back!) Last time I remember….puppets don’t have a choice what they can and can’t do.
We ultimately ALL have the save destiny….ETERNITY. So we need to ask ourselves these important questions.:
1, Where do I want that eternity to be spent?
2. How many people am I going to take with me?
3. What’s the best way for this to happen?
Here’s my answers…
1. I want to spend eternity with Jesus on earth AND in Heaven
2. My desire is to take everyone I meet to Heaven.
3. I plan on asking God’s advice on everything and taking it!
People are attracted to and want to follow successful people, right? Well God’s idea of success is being so blessed that people are attracted to you, then you get to share the Good News with them and watch them live that blessed life!
When I ask God a question…I want to listen to His reply because He always has the right answer...always.
God has poured out ALL His blessings on us. He has given us EVERYTHING we need to live a successful life. We just have to grab a hold of those blessings. How are you going to find out how? Ask Him.
“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” – Deuteronomy 30:19