Monday, August 24, 2009

where are you headed?

Today as you wake do you know which direction you are going? At times our lives can be spinning, like a merry-go-round. It is going so fast we just want to jump off. The spinning makes us queezy, and we feel as though we are going to fall. We have to hold on to something to stand, until we get our balance. It is hard to see which direction God wants us to go to if we are not in tune with His word. As you are driving down the highway, and the rain begins to pour down so hard, you have to pull over until the rain slows or comes to a stop. You know in your mind its too dangerous to keep going when we can't see where we are headed. Just as driving at night, the oncoming lights can blind us, and we have to turn our eyes away for a moment, we too get blinded by all that comes into our vision. It can be so distorted we can't see clearly. In order for us to follow Christ, we must use the map He gave us, the bible. We must keep our vision clear, and our ears open to His word. We must keep our heart in-check to make sure we are living for Him, not ourselves, not the anger in our hearts, not the pain, not the burdens, and not to make others happy. We must totally lay all that at His feet, leave it there, and not pick it up again. We tend to let others tell us where or what we should do. Every need is not to be met my us. Just because there is a need there, it is not for us to do unless God is calling us to that work. We must be open to where He leads us, and never say,"I won't go there." Often those places He is sending us may be different, we may think that it isn't safe or the right place for us, but if God is calling you there He will protect you, He will provide all your needs, and you will see those blessings all around you. Just because your friend can sing, doesn't make you a singer, just because your friend can make beautiful pieces of jewelery doesn't mean you can put one together. We all have different gifts and talents. We are not to be all alike, God made us different for a reason, for His purpose and will. You may be sitting there thinking God didn't give you a talent, maybe He forgot while you were being made. No, He didn't forget, you have everything in you, that He has placed there. You must seek Him, and He will begin to unravel your gifts before your eyes. If you are in the position that you have to make a decision on which direction to go, pray, and pray until you receive His answer. So many times I stepped ahead, and didn't wait on Him, but made those desisions by myself, only to have them blow up in my face. God is calling today, He is calling you and I to do remarkable things through His power and might. He is calling us to a higher standard, and calling us to live out the example of Christ like. He wants each of us to follow Him with our mind, body and soul. He wants every part of us to be in tune to hear His voice. He wants us to give up control of our lives, so that He may lead us and guide us in His will. It is when we are out of His will, and living for ourselves that we get so confused about what to do. We must stop worrying about what others think and who likes us, and who hates who we have become as christians walking in God's light. He is the one we answer to, no other, and if we are following Him, He will take care of all else around us. So where are you headed today? Are you headed out the door to do your own thing because you so think you deserve it, or are you headed out the door to take part in all God has for you today? Its all your choice, we can choose Christ or ourselves, and from my own merry-go-round I can tell you with all the passion in my heart to choose Christ. He will never let you down, or lead you down the wrong road. So take His hand today, and let Him lead you through the journey of this life. Allow Him to make those tough decisions you are facing, and watch the glory come out of the spout.... "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6 "My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up." Psalms 5:3


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