In my second to last blog, written on October 9, 2013, I expressed I had a reality check and I was working on myself at being more efficient at writing my blogs. Ha, well, since my last blog entry was written on, January 19, 2014, A FULL YEAR AGO, I suppose that efficiency missed the mark a wee bit.
In my heart and my head I really do accept this is part of my calling. Therefore I do not know how to express the how and why I seem to fight this so much. I have to believe that God understands my struggle and my resistance to follow through with it. You would think something you were called to do would come naturally and easy. Or at least I would like to think so, but for me it doesn’t.
So… here we are a year later. I’ve searched my heart to see what the root of the struggle was and why it’s been such an effort for me to follow through with this. Over and over again when I could be taking time to do what God desired me to do first, I would put what I desired first. Why? The truth is I really don’t know. All I do know is temptation is real and for some reason I keep giving into it.
How many of you know you have a calling in life, but everyday struggles and temptations step in and steal it away time after time? We continually give in to the pull of pleasure and repeatedly go around the mountain another time missing the mark. It kind of helps me understand how the Israelites kept wondering around in the desert for 40 years when the promised land was such a short distance away. Very sad to admit, but human nature runs deep in all of us, whether it’s years ago, or today.
Time and time again the power of temptation deceives us. We get lost in the feel good moment of the here and now, but in the long run it just brings us more trouble, trials and suffering. We all face temptations daily. However, when we are tempted, there is a choice to be made: give in or press on resisting the urge. What does it truly take to keep pressing forward in the midst of the desire to please ourselves in the moment?
1 Corinthians 10:13 says, “… the temptations that come into your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can’t stand up against it. When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you will not give into it” (NLT).
So now, just as I have given my website a makeover, I am giving myself one also. I want 2015 to be a year of change. A year I stood up to my temptations and with Gods help resist the urge to give in to immediate gratification. I know God has provided a way out for me and all of you experiencing the same thing. Lets stand together in faith and fight the good fight and press forward making 2015 a year for breakthroughs!! We all have a destiny and purpose. God’s calling us to PRESS ON! I truly believe in my heart 2015 will be a year to remember. Let’s make it one!