May 20, 2023

by Kimberly Hobbs 

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.  Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh, will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit, will reap eternal life.  Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time; we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” (Galatians 6:7-10)
Life has so many ups and downs on the journey to the places God is calling each of us.
God gives us free will. We all have choices to make, and whether we like it or not, our “private choices” eventually bear “public fruit,” sometimes, this is not easy to unpack. Those choices made when no one else but God knows about them may result in consequential circumstances that must be dealt with, even in our fully surrendered life to Christ.
Many of us have regrets from our past; yes, we do. I will be the first to admit not all my choices were good. When sorrowful or hurtful reminders of our decisions surface, the consequences can be painful to deal with whether we are serving Jesus or not.
The enemy loves to throw dirt back in our clean faces. Thank God He works ALL things together for good to those who are called… Romans 8:28 (He re-writes our wrong choices.)
Please think about the things you prioritize inside of a day. You can look at “things or choices”  like seeds we plant in the ground. In time they will surface and bear fruit in our lives, some good, some bad, and some otherwise. Our choices do matter to God! Each one matters.
Don’t ever think for a moment God doesn’t see the choices you make. He does. And He absolutely longs for you to choose wisely.
The “life-giving” choices you should be making become an eternal investment when offered with a heart of faith to God. We don’t always know the “choices” to make, but if you spend time daily with God, study His word, worship and pray,  humble yourselves cautiously,
love others above yourself…most likely, you will make choices backed by faith.
When you have these types of bases covered, God will be covering you!
A good read is Gal. 6:7-10.
Let’s not harvest a crop of weeds by planting wrong choices in our life, let’s harvest a “rewarding crop”, a community of faith with women believers making wise choices, who become leaders for Jesus!