What you’ll discover by reading this:
At the beginning of a new year, we reflect on our accomplishments and decide on the goals we want to achieve.
This usually lasts for the first month and then most people tend to get back into the hamster wheel of life.
But in the back of our minds, we ask ourselves
CHOOSING THE RIGHT PATH in a world full of hardships
So many of us make our own path - to find a job that makes money to pay our bills.
And research has shown most people dislike the job they have but do it in order to make the money to pay bills.
Most of us have a dream.
Maybe it’s to be an inventor, a dancer, a farmer, a small business owner - but when we see the struggles involved in the path to get there we fall back on our jobs and give up on our dreams.
Those very God-given talents we dream about maybe the path God has in mind for us.
The big mistake that people make is taking an easy way out:
There’s only one path to the right way.
God loves us so much that he gives us possibilities along the wrong path to get back on the right path - we just have to be open, humble, and willing to see those possibilities.
The path God has for us, even though it’s a struggle, doesn’t require evil acts in order to progress or gain.
While the path the world offers involves endless evil choices to get ahead such as:
With God, even though it’s hard work, in the end, it pays off,
HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT PATH
Have faith that God will guide you to your purpose:
HOW DO WE GET STARTED ON THE PATH GOD HAS FOR US?
So how can we do it?
How can we stay in the right frame of mind to make the best decisions for our life without letting temptations, frustrations, and worry change our path?
Procrastination happens to all of us, but how did Jesus stay so disciplined with all that he was set out to do? Jesus constantly spoke with his father, and now we have Jesus and Father God to speak to.
Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things in him who strengthens me
Jesus asks us to come to him and to give him our burdens.
Pray to Jesus and ask him to take your burdens.
We know it’s hard to ask for help and to even think of giving someone else your burdens, but Jesus welcomes this. He has already died for us, is ready, and has plenty of capacity to handle all of your burdens and all of the world’s sin, hurt, and pain.
He waits for your prayer with open arms:
Mathew 11:28-30 - Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Start with this prayer:
You say that your yoke is easy. I humble myself and ask that you take my burdens from me so that I may do your will and follow the path that you set before me.
I ask this in your name, Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
HOW DO WE DISCIPLINE OURSELVES TO DO WHAT GOD WANTS US TO?
Our Faith is the spark of motivation that gets us going with our purpose.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27 - Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
Have Confidence in the abilities God gave you:
God knows these affirmations are true about us more than we know this about ourselves.
Have faith that God will guide you to your purpose.
Have confidence in the abilities God gave you.
Know that you ARE worthy of his love.
God created you specifically, uniquely, and is waiting for you to reach out and have a conversation with him.
So, what are you waiting for?