Friday, June 19, 2015

When Detours Come, Never Give Up!

In review of 2 Chronicles 16:9a it says, “God is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to him.”

Bottom Line:
God is always on the lookout for people who are totally committed to him.

What this means to me:
Nothing escapes God. He is always on alert, watching over me and will provide strength and blessings as I stay committed to him.

One thing's for sure, when God gives me a mission, I can be sure that I’ll run into some form of delay, difficulty, detours, and dead ends along the way. Its just part of life. However, I can be ready for them.

For example, if anybody had a right to be discouraged, it was Noah. It took Noah 120 years to build the ark and see his mission from God fulfilled. I’m not sure I be able to go 120 years on a project without one word of encouragement from anybody else.

Noah fully trusted God, and when he heard God's warning about the future, Noah believed him, even though there was no sign of a flood. I’m sure there were many days that Noah didn't feel like going to work, however for 43,800 days, he went to the same place, and he worked. And as his story indicates, he never gave up.

I too should never give up on a dream God gives me. The good news is that God is in control.

The verse reminds me that, “God is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to him” (2 Chronicles 16:9 MSG). This means that God is looking for people who are committed to him and his plan so that he can bless them.

In order for me to be one of those people, then I should never give up!

Things may get tough and it may look like detours are about to side track me. I need to stay the course, and not look for shortcuts or take matters into my own hands. I need to be patient and know that God is for me and will ultimately equip me to handle what he has given me. I strive to be totally committed to him.

While my mission from God won’t be to build an ark, it is comforting to know that what God has planted in my mind is something that he will help me with, day by day. It will manifest itself in how I interact and serve others day to day.

Thank you God for always being on alert and looking out for me. Thank you for the assistance and blessing you bestow upon me as I commit to allowing Jesus to lead my life.

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