Doing.Life.Differently

Daily encouragement as you follow His path

Let Go and Let God

Sometimes having faith in God is easier said than done.  But, I suppose that’s no different than anything else.  It’s easy to say we will do something.  Following through is another matter entirely.  Most of the time when we promise to do something, it is for the benefit of someone else.  When we promise to have faith in God, the benefit is all our own.  Trusting God completely frees you up to follow His lead.  If you allow God to orchestrate your life, then you don’t have to put forth all of your effort to decide what is best.  Consult the instruction manual, the Bible, and follow the directions.  You can move forward with confidence if you conduct your life this way.  He will never mislead you.  He will never forsake you.  He always has your best interests at heart.  He already knows the outcome, so He is so much more qualified than you to be the guiding force in your life.  Still, as humans, it is hard to let go and give up control.  But, it’s the best decision you will ever make.

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Content vs. Complacent

Don’t confuse contentment with complacency.  God wants us to be content – happy with what we have.  Complacency is settling for where you are without trying to improve.  Learn to be content, but continue to strive for success.  Just be sure that you seek God before things.  Use your blessingsto do His work.

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Times of Trouble

When life deals you lemons, you’re supposed to make lemonade.  Right?  Most of us lean a little harder on the Lord when trouble comes knocking.  Are we listening for a word from Him?  Or, are we just looking for a quick fix so that we can get back to life as it was before?  Sometimes, in the midst of trials, God is trying to get your attention.  He is using the situation to remind you that He should be the center of your life.  Throughout hardships, we try especially hard to tune our ears to what God is saying.  Do we follow His voice if we don’t like or agree with what He is instructing us to do?  Are we willing to do as He says when we don’t understand?  Obeying God is difficult sometimes on a good day.  It can feel downright impossible during trying times.  However, in order to live better lives, we must follow God no matter what.  Lean not unto your own understanding…

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