Now the choices made by those around me may be right for them. It may be how the Lord is guiding them or leading them. But I know what the Lord expects of me, I know what, for me, is His will in my life with regards to these things! And I know that what I have been seeing around me is not what He wants for me.
Now I am in no way criticising the choices of others. Its like a diet! It may work for you and it may have awesome results - for you - BUT, it is not meant for me! It makes me feel hungry all the time, or unsatisfied, etc. Another diet that does not work for you, may work for me.
So, although in this I am struggling, I know that what the Lord wants for me I must keep seeking! I must keep trying! I must never give up! Until the Lord says otherwise.
I read a statement on facebook this week that really summarized my feelings about this for me. It is:
- Good things come to those who believe
- Better things come to those who wait
- And the best things come to those who NEVER give up!
I found myself questioning what has been influencing my thinking? Is it God's word, or the actions of others and how that seems to be working for them? Well, I suppose one just has to spend some proper time in the word to figure out exactly whether we are walking/thinking as God would have us.
Valentine's Day opened my eyes to pushing through. I decided to consider 1 Corinth 13 v 4-8 as it speaks of love and these scriptures led me to understand, it is God's way to never give up on us, I need to never give up too! THAT is love!
So, my encouragement to you today is to consider what is influencing your thinking? God's word? Or the actions of those around you?