I am pretty confident that I am not the only one who has had the experience of making right choices yet the results that come are all wrong. Many times, we want to run away and just give up on right. The choice we end up making is to try and hide and hope it goes away. We try to deny it or not think about it, yet whatever is going wrong, is all that consumes our minds. When doing the right things yields wrong results, we can choose to stop doing it because we ask the question – what is the point? Or we can persevere knowing that God who is always right will make all things right. How do we do that?
Remember this very important truth. We wrestle not against flesh and blood. The enemy’s job is to make us believe, because of what we see, that we have made wrong choices. But Ephesians 6:12 is very clear. “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” Keep up the fight. You have the armour. Do not fight with physical weapons but focus on the spiritual and let God reveal truth to you about your situation.
You are blessed. Count your blessings and it draws your attention away from what is going wrong and to “Who” is right.
Remember this very important truth. Jesus is always with you – The difference between knowing God and having a relationship with God has a great impact on your life. Knowing Jesus is with you, yet not walking with Him leaves blessings behind. Having a relationship with God brings peace into our less peaceful situations. It keeps us going. With God by your side, when the enemy tries to throw something your way, you can’t be defeated. God protects you and guides you. As you focus on your relationship with Jesus, you’ll begin to feel and be more aware of His Presence with you always. We are told this will happen, “Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.” Ephesians 3:17 NLT
Remember this very important truth. You are blessed. Count your blessings and it draws your attention away from what is going wrong and to “Who” is right. You may be in a difficult season right now, but it’s merely a blip in time. You have far more blessings in your life than you may be aware of. Take the time to focus on them. No amount of worry is going to change the outcome for your good. In fact, it adds unnecessary burden. So let go and give your concerns to God! He can handle your problems and while He is doing that, He blesses you with His strength, His peace, His provision, His joy, His wisdom, His truth and so much more. Be like the Psalmist, “They do not fear bad news. They confidently trust the Lord to care for them.” Psalm 112:7
Remember this very important truth. God keeps His promises. Key word is “His”. No matter what may be going wrong in the moment, God is responsible for His own word. He will make it come to pass. Choose to be like Mary and exercise your faith in God. You are and will be blessed.
“And blessed is she who believed that what was spoken to her by the Lord would be fulfilled.” Luke 1:45. Choose to shift your focus to what He has promised you and not on the how and when things will happen. The Lord never fails. He never has and He never will. As Joshua 21:45 NIV says, “Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.” You are His. It will be the same for you too. It may take longer than you wanted but the Lord’s plans succeed no matter what goes wrong. Lamentations 2:17 reminds us in the Old Testament, “The Lord has done what he planned; he has fulfilled his word, which he decreed long ago…” and Paul reminds us in the New Testament -Philippians 1:6, “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Continue to choose right no matter what may potentially goes wrong. God makes all things work together. Always remember that praying, keeping persistent before God and waiting on Him will always be right. As you do this, challenges will be seen as opportunities to watch God at work, instead of feeling so lost, hopeless and beat down. He makes beauty out of ashes and makes all things beautiful- In His time.