MAKE A DECISION
Since we have such a huge crowd of men of faith watching us from the grandstands, let us strip off anything that slows us down or holds us back, and especially those sins that wrap themselves so tightly around our feet and trip us up; and let us run with patience the particular race that God has set before us.
Keep your eyes on Jesus, our leader and instructor. He was willing to die a shameful death on the cross because of the joy he knew would be his afterwards; and now he sits in the place of honor by the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:1-2 TLB
Life is a series of events that involve making decisions in every stage. We need to make decision about everything in life, if you start counting decisions that you need to make from the time you get up from bed until the time you go back to sleep at night. Then you will discover that you made uncountable decisions that made your day to be successful or unsuccessful in one way or another.
I believe it reached a day when you heard the Gospel and I believe it was not the first time; but that day was different because you made a decision. You made a decision to give your life totally to Jesus and make Him to be the Lord and Savior of your life. This decision changed your life and brought great loss to the kingdom of darkness that thought they would keep you in bondage forever.
Giving your life to Jesus was one of the billions decisions that you will make in the course of your life in your walk with the Lord. You needed to start letting go your old life style, stay away from bad companies that ruined your characters and start fighting against those flesh habits that caused us to sin. This process involved small decisions that you were not even aware of them; but you made them anyway that's why you are here now calling God your Ebenezer.
This morning, I want to encourage you to make a decision to start living like the word of God commands you to live. I believe with my all my heart that there is a certain dimension of grace God will not allow you to reach there; if you will not start living properly and obey His voice in your life. If you want to grow and mature in the Lord then there are certain behaviors you need to fight that you may overcome them and stay on top of them.
Maybe you have been in a church for years, but in all those years you have been a queen of gossiping and you always cry why God don't open some doors in your life. It's true that you have been born again for more than ten years now; but you don't know God that deep because you have been living in pride and so you don't want people to teach you about God. You assume you know everything while deep down you know that you know nothing. If you want the hand of God to touch you and lift you higher then you need to make a genuine decision to change today.
Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....
Dear Heavenly Father, I come before You by the blood of Jesus. Lord I'm asking that You may help me to change and start being serious when it comes on the matters of the kingdom. Lord help me to live the life worth of my calling by rejecting the way of the world and embracing your way ooh Lord. In Jesus' Name, Amen.