It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God. Have you ever had friends pressure you into doing what you knew was not right? They made every attempt to persuade you. Have you ever found yourself in a difficult position on your job? The temptation to lie was trying to overtake you. Have you ever felt overwhelmed by life? Everyday seemed to get harder and harder to handle. Everyone and everything requires your attention. You feel pressured to perform at the highest level man expects each day. Have you ever tried to lock yourself in your bedroom, office or car? You hoped hiding would erase the increasing demand. Have you ever wanted to resign from a committee, a position or an organization? Because of increasing disagreements, you have experienced a strong desire to separate yourself. Can you relate to any of these questions?
Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you. Life will often place you in position where sudden decisions must be made. There are times when you are not given ample time to think or meditate on the offers or assignments. A response is requested immediately. Have you been there? Are you there now? My friend, before you open your mouth to speak … Make Sure It’s God! The Bible declares in 1 John 4:1 - Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Make sure your response is from the Lord. Make sure you can hear the Lord speaking to you. The enemy will always try to push you away from the will and plan of God. You will receive offers that appear unreal. Meet people with ulterior motives. Meet wolves in sheep clothing. Make Sure It’s God! Make sure what you do and why you do it brings glory to the Lord. If what you are doing does not offer God glory, why are you doing it?
My brother, my sister, what are you involved in today? Who are you serving? What decision do you feel pressured to make? Make Sure It’s God! Allow me to offer one point of advice: If the decision(s) you make leave you confused, know that it is not of God. The Bible declares in 1 Corinthians 14:33 - For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. Beloved, there are some things God will ask you to do that seem ridiculous. You will question your abilities. While that may be, God will not ask you to do something that causes confusion. The enemy uses this to pollute your mind with his thoughts and plans. The enemy is trying to destroy you and your relationship with God. Make Sure It’s God! Dear friend, before you join yourself to a person, place or thing, make sure it is the Lord’s will for you. Everything that seems good is not God.
Prayer for Today: Father, I have a desire to please You in all I do. Please help me make decisions for Your glory. Lead and guide my steps, in Jesus’ name … Amen!