God is the best thing that has happened to me! What about for you?
I say this because all my life I tried going through each day on my own path. Society teaches us as people we must choose our own path. We must become our own person. We must do this or we must do that… You get my point. I agree with this to a degree, but the premise at which society bases this on I don’t agree. It seems to me that society has slowly removed God from the equation and society as a whole has lost sight at what God wants from us. The aforementioned choices that I spoke of, were referenced in the bible as to how us as God’s children should be living. These were things that God said we need to go by.. Things written in the bible. Below are a few scriptures to reference….
Matthew 22:37 – “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind”.
I love this one because it reminds me that first if I am doing this, it is impossible that I am not putting God first. The fact is, that God MUST come first. Second, if I am focused on this, then there is no room for Satan to weasel his way in and corrupt my mind and drive a wedge between me and the Father.
Matthew 6:33 – “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you”.
This scripture is beautiful because again it says to put God first. If we are focused directly onto God, then our lives will get better. We may not like some of the places God moves us to, but it is His will for us. A personal quick story on this. When my wife and I were having issues, at that point in time, I lost sight of what God truly had for me. I was really struggling with the idea that my youngest was not with me as she was with her mom. Meanwhile, I had my beautiful wife, my son, and my stepchildren whom I view as my children right here with me. I slowly stopped seeking God’s kingdom. As I slowly stopped seeking God’s Kingdom, my life became worse and worse. Anxiety was through the roof on a daily basis, I was making poor choices, etc. This was really taking a toll on my family, especially my wife. She was doing all she could to keep the fort together and I was not being the man God called on me to be for my family. I was so hyperfocused on my youngest daughter not being with me so I could love her so much that I essentially blinded myself to the beauty right in front of me. My beautiful family and building a beautiful life together! I had to be reminded that it is not my plan, but God’s plan.
Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths”.
This is so tough to do, but I love this one because it reminds me of the times that I like to hit my head on a wall, so to speak, when I am in a situation that seems absolutely impossible. When it is a recipe to invite anxiety into the equation, uncertainty, fear, etc. All the emotions that Satan thrives on. He waits for us to be into despair then he gets to work. However, what’s neat is we get to trust God. We also get to accept Jesus into our hearts and allow Him to live through us each day.
In the grand scheme of things, we do have free choice. It is challenging to trust God at times, but imagine the joy and the glory we get when God calls us home from following the principles our Heavenly Father bestowed upon us. Besides, who said that following God would be easy? There is God’s polar opposite (Satan) that does everything in his deceitful abilities to seek, ruin, and destroy all of God’s children. He despises that we wish to do the will of God. So he will do all possible to drive us away from God’s will. I stated this in a past post, but he will even use things that are seemingly harmless in order to keep us from praising and glorifying God. In the end, God will always win!
Until next time my brothers and sisters in Christ… God Bless!