Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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How are you doing this year? 

What are the voices you are choosing to listen to? 

I sometimes find myself drowning in the media chatter out there. The messages are conflicting. They mostly do not bring peace nor do they encourage self-control. These messages come from a worldview that directly clashes with what the God of the Bible calls me to do. 

Over the years, I've learned to mute worldview voices so I can make room to hear what God has to say to me. Lately, I'm encouraging myself to "courageously continue."

The work God started in me is not finished yet. It takes courage to live what we believe. It also takes determination to live a life completely dedicated to the Savior. 

Let's make this more practical. 

What did God ask you to do last year? What were His priorities for you? Did you complete them? I know some seasons are not over in 12 months. Marriage and parenting for example. We get to courageously continue to be the spouses and parents God is calling us to be. 

God is always available to guide us with His wisdom and love. It is up to me to get on my knees and pray. It is up to me to open my Bible and read. 

Some of us got another chance to live on earth thanks to God's providence. I remember when my health was poor and God allowed me to change my habits so I could walk away from a lifestyle of high blood pressure, stress, and the things that go along with all of that. I took that chance and I try to be a good steward of the health God so graciously gives me. I can also add that to the courageously continue category. 

How about any goals and dreams you have for this year? You can still reach them. It takes courage to take the steps that will lead you there. 

Today I want to invite you to consider the voices you are allowing to crowd your thoughts. If they are not helping you, mute them. 

Remember the voice of God always needs to be the loudest voice we hear. 

I also want to invite you to courageously continue to follow God's commands. Obedience to God's will and His ways is what Christ did Himself. We get to do it as followers of Christ.