Have you heard this quote?
"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
There some real truth to that statement. We all have 'stuff' to contend with, some far more than others, but life holds challenges for each one of us. If you don't believe that... just wait a minute, it's coming!
Don't you find that word choice cropping up over and over again? I do. Sometimes I make my choices right off the bat, even some hard ones, knowing that it's the best thing to do. Other times, I postpone or deny the obvious, and eventually have to make hard choices anyway.
Not choosing to do what I know is the best thing, is also a choice.
Going a step further...
I remember a former pastor saying:
We have as much of God as we want.
That truth hits right into the heart.
How much of God do I want?
God invades... when we really want Him and His will, it is often NOT comfortable, sometimes even painful, but always... ALWAYS... it is the very thing that fills our hearts and makes us sing, even in the midst of hard things and faith testings. He will not leave us alone if there is 'stuff' that needs dealing with. It's like my brother used to say... 'sin is not fun anymore'...
When we desire more of God... He is going to give us more, and the process doesn't always look or feel as good as we want it to, but the results are SO worth it!!
Finding myself wanting more of who He is and what He wants for my life... I am pushing deeper, finding again that the age old truth...trust and obey...is what He wants from me... God's simple and plain truth is always the answer... sometimes we are guilty of watering it down or even ignoring it.
He has a way of bringing us back to the basics!
There is no other way, and there is also no better way, than to take Him at His word and ...DO it!
He has already promised to both be there in the midst of it, and lead me through it.... His song is growing, deeper and stronger...