See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. Deuteronomy 30:15
READ DEUTERONOMY 30:11-18
Author John Bevere said that we may not be able to shorten the time we spend in the wilderness, but we sure can lengthen it. How? By being stubborn or disobedient, by ignoring the promptings of the Holy Spirit, or by refusing to allow God’s will to take precedence over our own.
It’s no fun wandering in the wilderness, and God certainly doesn’t want you to stay there long. Often it’s an act of surrender that proves to be the way out, but surrender is a choice. Digging in your heels is a choice too. You’re certainly exercising free will, but at what cost?
“God is a perfect gentleman.” With supreme restraint, He allows us to wield free will—the greatest blessing and curse of our lives. God can command us to love Him, but He can’t force us. It’s His only limitation; because by forcing us, it would negate His character.
Anytime you’re faced with a choice between God’s will and your own, choose His. You literally can’t go wrong when you surrender and do the right thing, the hard thing, the thing you’d really rather not do. His way is rarely the easy way, but it’s always the right way.
REFLECT & PRAY
Father, thank You for teaching us and showing us the right path, Holy Spirit help us choose God's will every day, in every battle and every time.
Remember that surrender is also an act of free will.