This morning, I started my day with God by reading a few days worth of my favorite book, “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young. I’ll admit, I fell behind a bit and have some catching up to do. God knew that, as He knows everything, and as always, He spoke to me this morning and actually challenged me with a few tasks for today. Yesterday, I wanted something to Blog about, but nothing was coming to me. I prayed last night, and this morning it became clear. When God speaks to us in that soft voice we hear in our heads, we should always act on His plan!
How many times have you heard in your head things you should do, but just brushed it off? I was always told as a kid that there is a good guy on your shoulder and a bad guy on the other, and that we should always brush off the bad guy. Today, I know that good guy is God and the bad guy, is the devil. I don’t know about you, but I always want the good guy to win! When we are hearing all of these negative thoughts in our head, who do you think that is? It’s the devil trying to pull us down! God is on our side, fighting for our attention. When you give your attention to God, God gives you the answers! He is fighting for us, so we should fight to remain faithful!
Push those negative thoughts out of your head. No matter how bad your situation is, there has got to be something to be grateful for! Don’t stop until you find that one thing to be grateful for and then hone in on that thought. Then when you feel yourself slipping back to the negativity, hone back in on that one positive thought. Close your eyes and ask God to help you remain positive even though you may be feeling otherwise.
While we are waiting for the tides to turn in our favor, we need to make preparations for the change with expectancy in our hearts! If we continue to believe it’s not going to happen, or something bad is going to happen instead…more than likely you are correct because you are allowing that negative thought to exist. Instead, ask God for what you need, act with expectancy that it will be and know without a shadow of a doubt that if it is His Plan, then it will be. If it is not His Plan, then trust that He has a better plan. Get over the fact that it didn’t happen the way that you planned, and know His plan is better, and it’s on the way. It may take a little longer than you thought, but it is coming.
When you act with expectancy, the wait isn’t that bad because you know it is coming. Sometimes the anticipation is even more exciting than what you are actually waiting for! Think about it. Remember how exciting it was waiting for vacation to get here and then, just like that – it was over? You had more fun in your head dreaming and planning everything you were going to do. It got you through those bad days just knowing your vacation was coming. It’s time to put your faith to work and start believing, start expecting good things to happen, and take actions to prepare for His Will to be done! Listen to what He is saying, for He is the ‘good guy’ on your shoulder guiding you and preparing you for a life of abundance. Don’t let the bad guy win!