I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:8
God doesn’t force Himself on us, we have to choose Him. That’s the awesome beauty of free will. The downside, of course, is that we can choose loads of other things too.
Choosing to set God at the forefront of our lives is a moment -by-moment endeavor, it’s a discipline. David knew the secret to a shake-free life, a life secure in faith, which us to continually choose to set God first. Did he make other choices sometimes? Absolutely! We all will. And when that happens, we have to make a choice to set God back in front.
How do you continually set God before you? You enter into to each moment focused on Jesus, listening for the Holy Spirit and then making different choices that aren’t about you and are about Him. It isn’t easy and sometimes, it’s downright exhausting! However, the benefits of having God on your side and living a life that is not shaken by fear and anxiety is worth the sacrifice of our selfish desires.
Set God before you today. Rewrite the words of defeat and fear floating around in your head and fully trust God. A life unchained is not a perfect life, it’s a shake-free life with God leading the way.
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Live unchained in God’s love, grace, peace and mercy.