Too often we let the rhythms of things around us take control of our lives from how we dress to how we behave around people. While these may be cool, what we do not realize is that some of these may be destructive as well. The “cool-ness” factor of these things may give us happiness but it never lasts long and the effects of it soon disappear leaving you back to where you started off first.
God on the other had has something to offer you that is much greater and long lasting. He promises us rest, peace and joy (Matthew 11:28-30) in the chaotic world we live in. By being like Him and getting into the rhythm of Christ, we develop an intimate relationship with God and the moment we do, the things of our world don’t seem as great anymore.
Let us get into the rhythm of Christ today and experience the fullness of His peace, joy and rest as He has promised.
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Read: Genesis 25:19-34
For over twenty years, Jacob struggled with God. Jacob struggled with the guilt he was holding on to from stealing his own brother’s blessing. But in the end of it all, Jacob prevailed. How? How is it possible to struggle with God and win?
Think of it this way. A friend of mine recently ran a 5k. He is no runner by any means & was probably among the slowest, but he still won! He didn’t win in the sense of acclamation, but he won in the sense that he didn’t give up. That is how Jacob prevailed. Jacob prevailed by not deciding to let his guilt overcome him. Also, Jacob was given a new name. Later in the Bible he was known as Israel.
If there is anything you are currently struggling with, do not lose heart. Don’t give in. You may not acclaim in your victory, but you will prevail.
Devotional Series: The Struggle (#wtsdevo the struggle)
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"Who is in charge of your life? If it is you then you have good reason to worry. But if it is Me then worry is both unnecessary and counterproductive. When you start to feel anxious about something, relinquish the situation to Me. Back off a bit, redirecting your focus to Me. I will either take care of the problem Myself or show you how to handle it. In this world you will have problems, but you need not lose sight of Me."
- Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” Luke 12:25-26
The past few days I have really been trying to do things my own way and handle all my problems by myself. I pray that God will give me peace in my heart or that He will give me clarity, but I haven’t completely given things to Him. After a while, when I saw things were getting worse I began to get anxiety and have panic attacks. It is so terrible. I am on the road to regaining my peace because I know I need to give it all to God. He can handle what I feel is too much. He knows what is best in all things and His will is going to be carried out so I need to just let Him take control.
How many of us just try to do things our own way and get our own solutions to problems? We often try to be right in a fight, try to fix a broken heart too quickly, or ignore what we’re doing wrong and try to change another person. We can completely dismiss the fact that we’re taking things into our own hands and ignoring God because we just want results. I’ve fallen into this trap and there needs to be some change.
God is good in all things, so we should not worry. He will do what is best and allow our lives to head in the right direction if we’re trusting in Him and follow what He asks us to do in His word. We must not let ourselves become to prideful, and let Him be in control.
Category: Give God Control (#wtsarticles letgo)
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Every Step has a Purpose (#wtsdevo lifestyle)
Read: Genesis 1:14
Have you ever stopped for a moment at a point in your life and asked yourself “Is there any meaning and purpose to what I am doing?” I know I have and I am sure most of you have questioned yourself as well. We wonder if what we do is part of God’s plan or if it is merely our own doing and actions.
Sometimes we end up having to experience seasons of frustration because we are too busy pursuing day to day goals and activities, and never once do we stop to think and ask ourselves this question. As a result we live by our own desires and plans rather than identify the truth and live by the design of God.
If we live out of our own strength and willpower, as time goes by we will feel more or less unsatisfied and uninspired of life and we start to play the wishing game where we compare our lives with those around us and wish that our lives could be more exciting and fresh. This is definitely not God’s plan for us.
When we come to a place in our lives where we can understand and accept that every moment of everyday in our lives is designed for us by God as a part of His wonderful plan, we can live and experience each day and every moment feeling purposeful and passionate about all things. This is so true even for when we don’t fully understand God’s plan for us.
Let us take some time today to assess ourselves and our lives and find out if we are living out our own plan of the plan of God in our personal lives. It will help you give perspective on where you stand in your walk with God.
Devotional Series: Everyday Living (#wtsdevo lifestyle)