It takes a step forward to go in the right direction
Most of us can go anywhere we want to go if we are willing to begin the journey. In the Bible Abraham was told to follow God and the Lord would lead him to a new place. God had to lead Abraham away from his past in order to lead him into his future. The difference between success and failure is not opportunity but rather choosing to begin. He who starts a journey has a far greater chance of finishing than he who only thinks about it.
Many people don’t like their personal life and would really like a new one but they don’t want to put forth any effort to begin a new journey. I have discovered that a person is willing to keep their problems as long as their problems can be tolerated by them.
God offers everyone equal opportunity to have a better life but that doesn’t mean that everyone will follow His way. Matthew 4:19: “ Then Jesus said to them, Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him.
There was a rich man who asked if he could follow Jesus and Jesus said ‘Sure, sell what you have and come and follow Me.’ Jesus knew that you can’t follow self and God at the same time so pick your goal and pursue it. The Bible tells us that the rich man went away full of sorrow because he couldn’t let go of his stuff. The question is, what stuff do you have that hinders you in your walk with Jesus?
Many people say ‘I’m going to go to church some day.’ The truth is those that put forth an effort get there. Others say ‘ I’m not good enough to go to church’ but I have found it’s not a matter of being good enough, it’s a matter of being faithful. When it comes to being good it is only God who can make you good, but when it comes to being faithful only you can make yourself faithful.
You don’t have to be great at doing something to start, but you do have to start in order to become great at what you’re doing. There are no hopeless situations if you are willing to do what is required to change. When you fail, if you will commit to begin again, there are many great things you can accomplish with your life. Here’s a key: Unless you enrol in the “School of Beginning,” you will never graduate from the “University of Finishing the Race.”
There will never be an opportunity for you to have a better future that won’t have with it an excuse why you can’t do it. You could find a church to attend Sunday, or you could find a reason why Sunday won’t work for you. You could lose 10 pounds or you could say you don’t like to exercise. You could look for a better life or you could say you don’t want to change. You could drop that bad habit or you could say it’s not all that bad.
The Lord is not out to get you back for what you did wrong but He’s out to give you His grace if you’ll receive it. He doesn’t love one person more than another but He rewards those that show up and seek Him.
You deserve a better life so take a step in the right direction and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.
Have a super week. God bless you all.