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Sometimes we wonder whether we can really make it. We think to ourselves, ‘will I really make it this time?’, ‘will I really be able to resist doing that again?’, ‘will I really be able to accomplish this?’.
I have found myself in such situations time and time again. This week I had moments where I was questioning decisions I have made and my mind kept thinking negatively and hopelessly about the future. I remember the time after I had selected what course to study in university, I was confident it was the right decision to make. However, in the middle of my studies I found myself wondering whether I made the right decision, whether I really heard God right when making my decision.
But here is the truth, many times when you make a decision that you believe in your heart and spirit to be right, the devil gets ready to whisper lies in your ears; he puts thoughts of doubt, fear and hopelessness in your mind. In fact he is very good at doing that! In my case, when I look back over the last few years, I believe I made the right decision regarding my university course! I enjoyed my time and enjoyed what I studied =) And most importantly, I see how God was with me and never left me.
Psalms 37:23 reminds us ‘the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord; and he delights in his way‘. Friend, because you have Jesus in your life He knows exactly what steps you are going to take and He knows exactly how to order them. The same Bible verse in The Voice says this:
If you are right with God, He strengthens you for the journey;
the Eternal will be pleased with your life.
If you are right with God, that means if you acknowledge Him in every part of your life and being, and every decision you ever make in life [big or small], He strengthens you for the journey ahead. You may ask, Sandi, what if I made the wrong decision. And my answer to you is Psalm 37:24
And even though you trip up, you will not fall on your face
because He holds you by the hand.
God will never see you falling and leave you there. He gently holds your hand, picks you up, dusts you off and helps you take the next step forward.
Be encouraged friend, ‘whatever you have, wherever you are, you can make it through anything in the One [Jesus] who makes you who you are‘ ~ Philippians 4:13 (MSG).