“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving the Lord your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and length of our days,”- Deuteronomy 30:19-20
In every moment or season we have a choice: life or death, blessing or curse. Our choice is critical and impacts every aspect of our lives in that moment, in the season and in the future. Will we follow God and trust Him, or will we take control back from Him and do things ourselves?
I left a wonderfully stable career a year ago to follow God. In the past year, I’ve had mind-blowing opportunities to serve Him and help people that I couldn’t have imagined. It’s been tremendous! And now I see my earthly provision, my savings account, just about empty and I’m faced with two choices: will I choose life and blessing and trust that God is fully aware and working to provide, or will I choose death and a curse and get scared and take over looking for any job I can find?
I believe fully that God is asking me to wait and have faith. I feel that in my core. And yet, even as I read those words, there is a tremendous battle waging. Let’s just be honest with each other right now, we can say all of the upbeat, positive words we want and there is still that nagging little fruit fly buzzing around your head trying to get you to give in to the lie that God isn’t faithful and He won’t come through. Those fruit flies can’t be caught in your hand or crushed with a swat of a paper, they typically only go away when you remove the fruit or food that brought them there in the first place. For us, that is doubt.
Challenges bring doubt and doubt brings death. I don’t need to beat death, Jesus has already done that for me. God has released me from addiction, grief, abuse, fear, and brought me to a place of ministry that is my heart’s desire. I would be a fool to give up now! I refuse to be a trophy for the enemy and so, I choose life and blessing. I choose to believe that though I have NO idea what God is up to and my current situation is looking more and more challenging, my breakthrough is a breath away. My God is not going to leave me stranded, He’s going to overcome because nothing is impossible with Him (Matt 19:26). My God isn’t going to leave me in my old ways, He’s starting something new (Isaiah 43:19). My God isn’t leaving me alone, He’s going before me and He will never leave me of forsake me (Deut 31:8).
The enemy, death and curse, can’t withstand the Light of the Lord and that Light is God’s Word. Today I’m choosing to believe His promises and believe in His character and that brings peace. I don’t have to know the answers, I just have to choose Him who does. Today I choose to hold fast to God knowing with every fiber of my being, He’s got me and I will shout His praise as loudly as my lungs will allow!
Whatever you are facing today, know that God is fully aware and in control. Listen for His guidance and do what He’s asking. Choose life and blessing and hold fast to God. He’s never going to leave you or forsake you. Don’t allow the enemy any foothold in your mind with doubt; crush the doubt with the Word of God.
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