February 4, 2023
By Kimberly Hobbs
EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
There is no compromise; we all need to obey God. Many times we make excuses in order to fit our own personal needs, but do we live our lives based on truth and obedience to God’s Word or based on lies?
Many of us think we can do things better on our own. Building our own wealth, building our own business, building our own homes, and when it comes down to it, all these could be things showing how we try to do life our own way. So why do some people walk away to serve other gods, especially the god of “self”? They get sidetracked and wrapped up in their own wants.
People become distant from God as they serve their needs and feed a desire. Who are these people? A people who have the power to choose who to follow? Are they all-knowing people, or are we all-knowing people?
You and I have a choice to make, just as Joshua did when others in his time chose to follow after many other gods. If you choose your way, you choose the curse. You are not enough to choose your “own way.” You can’t get it done alone nor achieve the life God has for you that is good, the abundant life God talks about!
You can’t do it without God and not by believing the lies this world puts out.
God can get it done! Trust His way! In His time and in His truth and order, He makes a way for us.
“But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.” ( Joshua 24:15)
God gives us freedom of choice to serve whom we will. Some choose money, some choose power, some choose beauty, and some choose other gods. Please let us not be deceived. The God of your creation is after your heart. All of it. Please set the example for your household and choose this day whom you will serve. You do have a choice; choose wisely. James 1:5.