Living for the Lord has been simultaneously the easiest and hardest thing I’ve ever done.
It’s the easiest because of who He is. His love drew me in, and has kept me through the darkest days of my life. There is none like Him! No one compares to His glory and splendor, and magnificent power. He is never changing, and His grace is sufficient for me. He’s never let me down, steered me wrong, or lied to me. He’s always working for me, on me, and with me because He desires for me to live the best possible life. He’s shown me who He created me to be, and is continuously helping me become that. He died for me knowing my sin, and became an all sufficient sacrifice so that I might be saved. My best interest is His motive. He has and always will be everything that I need. He never fails. Why would I not serve Him? It’s the easiest thing I’ve ever done.
It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done because it goes 100% against MY nature. His will is NOT mine. I’m just going to be reallllly transparent here for a minute. I want to go the way that seems right. I want to bail out when things get tough. I want to run the other direction when faced with hardships and obstacles. I want to retaliate against my enemies. I want to use harsh words and cut people to the bone with them when they hurt me. I want to scream obscenities when things don’t go my way. I want to pout and be offended when others don’t agree. I want to tell people just what I think about them. I want to be sure and let you know when I know more than you. I want to show up and show out. I want to quit the hard things and wallow in self pity. I want to blame others for anything and everything. I want to talk about people. I want to be selfish and only worry about my self. I want to show up when I feel like it and just leave it to everyone else when I don’t. I want to manipulate people and situations to reflect what I want. I want you to give me something and not give you anything in return. I want to lie sometimes just to make things easier. But that’s not at all what the Lord wants for me. He wants to give me the best life possible.
So instead of doing what I want, I look to Him. I’m not perfect by any means, but even when I mess up, I fix my gaze back on Him and get back on track as quickly as possible. I ask for forgiveness, and for His guidance. I ask for the Lord to help me to see with spiritual eyes instead of my own. I ask for His help. Lots and lots of help. I do things His way. It’s hard. It’s often so uncomfortable I want to scream. It’s often painful. It’s often against every fiber of my human being. But it’s always worth it.
So today as I face yet another obstacle that causes me to want to take MY own way, I will look to the Lord instead. He’s never lead me astray, and He never will. He won’t lead you astray either. Instead He will lead us to exactly where we need to be. Look to Him today. Follow His will for you instead of your own. Just see what happens. You’ll be amazed.
He loves you today child, look to Him.❤️
“Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.”
Luke 22:42 KJV