Decide what kind of life you actually want and then say “no” to everything that isn’t that”.(Dr Caroline Leaf)
God is pretty straight forward in His Word about what sort of life He wants for us. The bible says,“Where there is no clear prophetic vision people quickly wander astray. But when you follow the revelation of the word, heaven’s bliss fills your soul”. (Proverbs 29:18 TPT)
I sometimes look at my past and wonder how on earth I got to have such a fantastic husband, family and life. I didn’t come from a perfect home, was abused and assaulted as a child and teenager and struggled with illness and pain for many years. However God is the restorer and anything the devil tried to steal from me God has and is continuing to restore and renew in me. He is the God of more than enough and if we keep our hearts soft and our eyes on Him, He will bless and open up our lives to great and marvellous things.
Once we see what is possible in God it’s up to us what we choose. Whether we choose God’s way of doing things on a daily basis and draw on His supernatural power, so that we can walk out His plans. Or we remain content with what we can make happen in our own strength and wisdom.
I encourage you to seek God out today and decide wholeheartedly what sort of life you want. Then with His strength to help you, make the decision to continually say, “Yes” to God’s plans and “NO” to anything that doesn’t look like what God has placed in your heart and instructed in His Word.
It takes commitment, trust, wise choices and reliance on Jesus and His power at work in us to walk God’s narrow path, but it’s the path that leads to a life worth living.
“Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires total attention.” (Matthew 7L13-14)
“Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power energises you.” (Ephesians 3:20 TPT)
Prayer: Lord I’m asking for you to speak to me today from your Word and to reveal to me your plan and purposes for my life. Show me what kind of life you have for me and then please give me the strength and wisdom to say NO to anything that doesn’t look like that, and Yes to your ways. Please fill me with your power and strength today. In Jesus name Amen.