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“For this commandment that I command you today is not too hard for you, neither is it far off. It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will ascend to heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.”
God’s commands for our lives are right in front of us and He has made His Word readily available for us to know what is right and to find His will for our lives. He has not kept it a secret and He isn’t trying to make it difficult for us to know the way we should take and the stands we need to take for what is right. If you are trying to figure out whether or not something is the will of God for you life the first thing you need to ask yourself is whether or not it lines up with scripture. If you are going to be compromising something that you know God stands against or for then you know it is not the will of God.
We will all stand before God one day to answer for how we act and the words we say and we will be without excuse for things we know are right and wrong. I had someone ask me the other day how to be nice to someone who has been hateful and the answer is that you don’t answer to God for how other people treat you but you will answer to God for how you treat them! We cannot control how others behave but we are to have self control for ourselves. As it says in Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
We know verses like Galatians 5:22-23 and many others that tell us how we are to live, it isn’t hidden from us. God made it very clear to the Israelites in Deuteronomy 30 that He gave them His word to show them truth and life and they had the choice to choose His paths of life or they could choose death and destruction. We have the same choices today. We can follow Him or take our own paths that will lead to heartache and destruction.
God loves you and wants His best for you that is why He has made it clear in His word what paths to follow and what choices to make along the way. Ask Him today to show you any areas of your life that maybe you are not quite following Him in and ask Him to give you the strength you need to do what is right.
“The longer we follow the right path the easier it becomes.” Anonymous