Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. Matthew 16:24
Have you ever asked yourself why you aren’t progressing even though you are doing everything you need to do to move forward? How many times have you asked God “why don’t they choose me?” or “what else do I need to do Lord?” Recently I have been hearing a lot about God’s expectation of us, I’ve been reading a lot about what He needs from us and I’ve come to realize why I haven’t been able to get where I’ve worked so hard to be. I went to God and I said “so if you would sum it all up, what do you really want from your children?” His response to me was “TOTAL COMMITMENT”. Too many people believe that because they believe in Christ, they are Christians. Some are convinced that because they attend church EVERY Sunday and Bible study, they are getting closer to God. There are even some that think listening to Gospel or Christian music and hanging out with church folks makes them special to God, NOT SO. If you really want to progress and please God, He wants your TOTAL COMMITMENT.
“I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. Revelation 2:13
God knows your struggles and He knows what Satan has been using to keep distance between Him and you but He has also given you everything you need to defeat Satan at his own game. God has given you His Word as a GPS to a committed life. I know it’s hard to let go of some of the things you have been keeping on life support within you. Your pride, your ego, the way you do things, the person you are, your habits and even your character. However, until you TOTALLY COMMIT to God EVERY piece of you, you will inch your way along the journey to your destiny. If you want to speed up your progress, TOTALLY SURRENDER to the will of God. Make a commitment to read His Word DAILY, make a daily effort to live like Jesus (loving those that misuse you, helping those that need you, etc.) give Him back 10 percent of what He gives you, talk to Him regularly and follow His lead. It’s not about you – IT’S ABOUT HIM! If you want what God has for you and want to live the life you were created to live, it’s time for a TOTAL COMMITMENT.
No more half stepping,
Minister Deidra Bibb