Victory

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As soon as we pulled into the grocery store parking lot my son started pleading –
“Can we PLEEEASE ride in the car cart mommy? Please?!”
He loves driving the car while I push the cart.
“I’m not sure,” I say, “Those carts are so big and heavy to push around.”
He pleads, “But, Mommy I sent you an e-mail about it.”

I often try to tell God what I want to happen – how I want to do things and try to make Him change His plan to match mine. “But, Father I sent you an e-mail about this change in plans.” Taking time to be still and know He is God is important so we are on track with His plan for us.

Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
Proverbs 19:21

God’s purpose will prevail. The question is, do we want to jump in with faith and be a part of it or do we want to sit on the sidelines because it wasn’t how we thought it was going to be?
If we have been taking the time to sit with God and develop that personal relationship with Him it is much easier to trust, have faith and take action. God doesn’t want an e-mail. He wants a conversation. He wants your trust and your confidence.

There comes a point where we have to choose to believe God is who He says He is and can do all things or not. There are many great stories in the bible of those who trusted God, followed His plan and found victory. Look at David when he faced Goliath (1 Samuel 17), Joshua who walked around Jericho waiting for the walls to fall (Joshua 6), Gideon as he sent most all of his army home before the battle (Judges 7), all of the disciples as they left their professions and families to follow Christ . . . the list goes on and on.

Unbelief is severely costly, but there is victory when we choose to throw away our plan and human wisdom and put our faith in God’s power and His plan!

You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.” 2 Chronicles 20:17

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