Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Where are you living?

Are you living for today? Are you stuck living in the past? or are you floating through each day waiting for the future? The Bible tells us in James 4:14, "Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes."

We are not guaranteed tomorrow. Today is a gift to be lived moment by moment. However, that is not where I  struggle. I get stuck in the past- in the "what-if's", "if only's" and "whys". Recently someone told me that they did not live in the past, that they could do what they wanted and that they advised me to do the same. A little harsh in delivery, but ringing with truth. 

It isn't always that easy, is it? When you see your future plans blow up, when your emotions run wild, when the enemy is prowling around telling you lies that make you question everything, just move on. Yeah right. I just laughed out loud. However, there is a BUT...

God is sovereign. He knows what is best for His children. This is when I need to make a choice- trust and have faith in God's plan and look to the future with hope- or get sucked into the lies of the enemy that tell me I once again failed or wasn't good enough. I choose God and you can too!  

God brings people into our lives and takes them out. He knows the future. He is the great I AM! When my world falls apart, I still have Jesus. I am still a daughter of the King. I have been meditating on this verse the last few days: 

"O our God, will you not execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you." 
-2 Chronicles 20:12

This was Jehoshaphat's prayer. Some days I feel like Jehoshaphat and that "a great horde" is coming against me. I am helpless, I am powerless, I don't know what to do. That is not the end of the verse though. Jehoshaphat ends his prayer with  "...our eyes are on you." God has been teaching me that no matter what happens, I need to fix my eyes on Him. He is my hope and my future-He alone is all I need! 

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