Have you ever wanted something?
I don’t mean ‘wish’. I mean you wanted to change a circumstance or reach a goal?
In those circumstances there are only two options. There’s do or don’t, there is no try! It sounds hard and condemning, but it’s the absolute truth! We tend to want to give marks for effort, but when it comes right down to it, it’s what you do that brings the desired end result, not what you know you should do nor what you think you might try!
“But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.”
James 1:22 NLT
We can put on a good show for others. Look like we’re doing what’s right. But that’s not where it counts. It’s what you do behind the scene, when nobody is looking (except for God of course who sees all!). That’s where it’s life changing!
It’s what I do each day, in the privacy of my home, the thoughts I allow myself to think, the self-control I use, the actions I constantly repeat that set the course of my life!
Whatever it is that you desire, you set the course!
You decide what you want from God, what you expect of yourself and then you have to:
- work in order for you to ‘sail’ toward that destination!
- work to keep your mind stayed on Him and His Word!
- work to enter into His rest!
- work to walk in love!
The good news?
You have the enabler living on the inside of you – Jesus, the greater one, the world overcomer residing inside of every born-again believer!
“I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose–I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]”
PHILIPPIANS 4:13 AMP
The amplified version spells that out a little more, but we don’t want to miss it!!
Maybe you’ll have to clarify some goals, maybe you’re going to have to do some reaching, but don’t settle for less than God’s best! I’ll end with something Oral Roberts spoke to Kenneth Copeland when he was just young in the Lord! He said, “Find out what the will of God is, confer no more with flesh and blood about it, get the job done no matter what the cost!”
That’s what we have to do!!
Settle some things this week! Get your sail up and set your course straight! I’m praying for you!!
Jesus is Lord!