Stepping out in obedience. Throwing away excuses. Hmm, both actions sound challenging, at least under various circumstances. It’s one thing if we’re in agreement with steps we must take, and can acknowledge areas in which we need to change. Then we can usually more easily throw out the excuses for not doing what’s right to do. However, taking the right actions might be more difficult if it involves something we don’t want to do or something we don’t want to give up.
Here’s some inspiration for this Monday…
“If you are looking for a miracle in your life,
make sure you are sowing seeds of obedience,
because the Lord has promised us
if we do so in patient confidence and trust in Him,
we will eventually reap:
‘And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint
in acting nobly and doing right,
for in due time and at the appointed season
we shall reap, if we do not loosen or relax
our courage, and faint’ (Galatians 6:9).
Sometimes when things are not working out
the way we think they should
or we are not receiving the answers to our prayers
as quickly as we would like…
we must realize God is always working.
We just may not be able to see it,
because He usually works in secret.”
–Joyce Meyer in “New Day New You”
“Get some things over with in your life today.
Get rid of bad habits and negative attitudes
and move on with the future God has for you.
Pray: ‘Lord, please help me to change.
Show me the root of my problem
and how to get over it.
I want positive changes in my life.”
–Joyce Meyer in “Starting Your Day Right”
Both of these devotionals were so fitting for me today–once again! I like the reminder about not growing weary in order to reap the good seeds we have sown. And even though it’s tough to hear (read), it’s also a good reminder and admonition to get rid of bad habits and negative attitudes by having the roots of our problems exposed so we can have positive changes in our lives.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Do you struggle to always step forward to do the right thing and not make excuses?
How do you feel when you discover the roots of your problems and have to deal with them?