Close Your Heart To This Sneaky Sin
I’ve seen gossip bring companies down faster than the FDA and FTC combined. It tears up marriages and families, destroys reputations and can obliterate your income.
Often times, doing the right thing is not the easy choice. Have you ever taken a look around and wondered how the heck you got where you are? Like you just stumbled into the wrong place… with the wrong people… doing the wrong thing… at the wrong time?
Have you ever taken a look around and wondered how the heck you got where you are? Like you just stumbled into the wrong place… with the wrong people… doing the wrong thing… at the wrong time?
Or maybe you just felt like a job, task or even a relationship, is just way more difficult than usual and you can’t figure out why. You’re confused, unsure if you are doing the right thing, are in the right place or fearful of the outcome.
Historically, there are a number of others who have felt the same way! Even in the Bible, Abraham left his father’s house to go to the Promised Land and instead ran straight into a land ravished by famine.
Often times, doing the right thing is not the easy choice. It takes an amazing amount of courage to stay on a path where God has placed you. But then you hit that famine, when you were told it was the Promised Land, and you ask yourself, “Did I make a mistake? Should I go back to my father’s house?”
Today I want to equip you with 3 steps to transform you from a confused, whining wimp to a courageous warrior of Christ.
God is drawn to obedience. He is attracted to it, blesses it and prospers it! He blesses those who are obedient and those who follow directions. He raises those who are obedient to the top, makes them the leaders! He draws people to follow them and to fight for, and with, them. He gives victory, redemption and restoration to those who are obedient. He will give you success, even when you are scared, weak, or feel out of place.
If you take a look in the Book of Judges, the story of Gideon shows him leading a group of 300 Israelites against an army of 10,000. They were outnumbered and afraid. But instead of fleeing, Gideon obeyed God and led his men to victory. Each man blew their trumpet and God sent confusion. The enemy of 10,000 destroyed themselves!
“When they blew 300 trumpets, the LORD set the sword of one against another even throughout the whole army; and the army fled as far as Beth-shittah toward Zererah, as far as the edge of Abel-meholah, by Tabbath.” (Judges 7:22) Because of Gideon’s obedience and leadership, he went on to lead the people of Israel through 40 years of peace!
Are you afraid? Maybe you feel like everyone is against you and you aren’t where you’re supposed to be in life. But listen up! There are people who are called into your life who will never become who they are supposed to be, if YOU do not obey God’s plan and become who YOU are supposed to be first.
Set aside your cowardice next time you feel that fear, that doubt and revisit today’s message. You might want to print it out and keep it close by as a reminder. Please leave me your stories or thoughts below and remember to Like and Share today’s message.spiritual success, be sure to check out the release of our brand new second installment in the Spirit Driven Success Series and join us on The Dani Johnson Show bright and early at 7 am, or on your own schedule at your convenience! You can tune in to the show on either your TV or radio and please remember you can always stream today’s show right here on our website.
In great faith,
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