July 13, 2013
I think there should be a scripture that says “How many times do I have to show you My Word will come true…over and over again… until you GET IT and receive it!!!”
That’s how I hear God speaking to me this morning. I have continued to put myself in a situation over and over again that I knew I needed to get out of but kept hoping for a change. One thing I’ve learned is that you can’t change people. No matter how hard you want to. God is the only one who can change the hearts of people. And sometimes, when you try, you will only be in the way.
So this morning I woke up with 1 Corinthians 10:13 on my mind. “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
I think there are also times where He has to keep giving us the way out, because the first few times, we don’t take it. That is the awesomeness of our God! He doesn’t give up on us! Jesus says “Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost.” (John 17:12) He is not going to lose us once we are His. He wants us to find our way and if we are following Him ONLY then the way will be spread out before us.
Lord, thank You for always bringing me back when I get sidetracked. Thank you for Your plans for my life and help me to be patient and wait on You. All good and perfect gifts come from You. And if it’s not from You, it will only be a temporary satisfaction. YOU ALONE can satisfy completely and genuinely.