Tuesday: Jump In

I was in a terrible mood yesterday.
Nothing in particular wrong.  I guess I just woke up on the proverbial wrong side of the bed.
I was short tempered, frustrated easily, anxious, and all in all fun to be around…
Not so much.
I didn’t even enjoy my own company.
About midway through the day, I thought, “You sly devil.  Of course you’re going to try to pull this crap on me.  Our Bible Study is about making choices!  You’re not going to win this one.  Not Today!”
Words like hypocrite, liar, and ‘practice what you preach,’ flashed through my mind several times as i was allowing fear and doubt to settle in my heart.
Just as quickly, the scripture from Proverbs 23:7 came to mind.  “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
Was I going to recognize this bad mood for what it was and choose to waller in it?
Or would I choose to believe God at His word and know that “hypocrite” and “liar” aren’t the adjectives God sings over me?
The Lord could have wired us all to be happy little robots that perfectly worship and love Him.
But who wants that?
Nobody wants to be loved out of obligation.
Not even God.
I do know that He not only wants us to choose Him, but He wants us to choose our attitudes.  It’s in the choosing that we become victorious.
Every single solitary decision you make, big or small, can lead you to victory or defeat.

Jump In:
So think on your day yesterday or this past week as a whole.
Were you faced with anything that you wished you would have handled differently?
I know I sure was.
Today I challenge you to tune into the voice of God.
Tune out the lies and condemnation of the enemy, and focus on the voice of the Holy Spirit.
At every single crossroad you find yourself.
If we do, then the promise in Isaiah 30 is for you.
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Here’s where the beautiful part comes in.
If the sun came up today, then His mercies are new for you.  Lamentations 3:22-23 assures us of this.
And it is because of this steadfast love, unending mercies, and great faithfulness that God is calling you to an abundant life of joy, victory, and peace.
This is why He offers us so many opportunities, every single day, to say,
“Lord, I choose You.”

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