How upset do you get when someone makes a promise to you and then breaks it?
If you’re anything like me, you can’t stand it.
How could they?
Why would they say it if they didn’t mean It?
What’s so hard about keeping your word?
We can go on and on and on about the things that go on in our head when others don’t follow through.
Can I ask you a question? When’s the last time you let you down? When’s the last time you told yourself you were going to do something, but , you never followed through?
Whether it’s spending more time with God.
Whether it’s drinking more water.
Whether it’s treating your body like a temple.
Whether it’s ending the situation or relationship that you know is not God sent.
Whether it’s waking up early enough to get to work on time.
WHAT ARE YOUR PERSONAL CONVICTIONS THAT YOU KEEP RUNNING AWAY FROM?
What’s God calling you to do that you keep putting off?
Do you not know that we are being made into the image of Christ? That’s an on going process until the day we leave these earthly bodies.
Do you also not know that the reason why most of us stay stagnant is because we keep pushing off what we know we need to do?
Why are we so hard on other people , but yet walk around very nonchalant about our own lives?
Why do we go out of our way for others but can’t even do what we need to do to be better for the people we are called to pour into.
It’s so much easier to pour out when you’re obedient. It’s so much easier to give back when you’re fully confident in who God created you to be. What if the confidence you need is tied to your obedience? What if everything you need is tied to keeping your promises to yourself?
Only you know what you and God talk about every single day. When I’m frustrated and I’m focused on myself , most of my prayers sound the same. It’s all about what I want . When I stop thinking about myself and ask God ,
“what do you want me to do?”
I have two options, ignore or obey.
God knows what’s best for us. Jesus was tempted in every way possible , still obeyed . Jesus was not liked , still obeyed. What if the life you keep praying about is tied to you doing those things you keep running from?
I believe somewhere along the way, people forgot to tell us that we need to work hard for what we want. Whether it’s a better relationship with Christ or whether it’s taking care of your body, ITS ALL GOING TO REQUIRE A DYING TO SELF.
As I was driving home today and praying out loud, the Holy Spirit revealed something to me ,
If you’re tired of being where you are , you’re going to have to get used to saying no to what makes the flesh feel good.
In that very moment, every single thing that I was worried about , disappeared. My problems were my problems because I wasn’t following the Shepherd. I wasn’t following Jesus. I was trying to control every single aspect of my life. Jesus said lose your life and you will find it. Oh, how badly do we try to cling to our own destructive ways.
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but, I know that a lot of us are fighting battles because we can’t tell ourselves no to what’s killing us. Say no to yourself and yes to God. Whatever he keeps talking to you about , just do it . Stop putting it off. Do it scared. Keep praying. KEEP SEEKING. HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU.
Keep putting one foot in front of the other. Whatever you do, don’t give up.
Be kind to yourself and know this, the same Spirit that resurrected Jesus from the dead lives in you. You are equipped to do what the Lord wants you to do. One day at a time.
Wake up every day and ask the Lord what he wants you to do today? You have nothing to lose but everything to gain.
Put your faith and trust back into the only one who can keep you, sustain you, and push you forward.