Sunday we decided the story we want to tell tomorrow by stopping the things that are getting in the way of what God wants us to want.
It is easy for me to speak before thinking and I end up often times having to apologize or pull my foot from my mouth. How about you? Do you or have you ever been in the same situation?
We often times promise we are going to stop something in our life that we know that is not good and is going to effect our life or the lives of someone we love. Andy Stanley in his book "Principle of the Path" states, "Direction, not intention, determines destination."
We can have the best intentions to start or to stop something in our life but good intentions have gotten a lot of people no where in life. And their life ends up continuing down the same path leading to devastation or regret.
Even a great leader liked Moses needed to stop some things in his life. His own Father-in-law reminded him in Exodus 18:17, “Moses’ father-in-law replied, “What you’re doing is not good.” He tried handling all of the problems of the Israelite's on his own and he was on the path to burnout, discouragement and self-harm. But because he made a decision to listen and to stop what he was doing, we can read of his great accomplishments and faithfulness to God.
Again, if we want to be able to stop, "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith…" (Hebrews 12:2)
and allow Him to be in control of the story we will tell.
Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow morning to reflect on this past year and to learn when we need decide to stay.
Pastor Tim Asbill Jr.