Wednesday, September 2, 2009

"Respond To The Answer"

"Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me." Mark 10:21

Yesterday we discussed the fact that not everything that hinders us from getting to Jesus and following Him is something that it obvious. Sometimes it's not those external things that are recognizable but often it's internal things. We also said that if we don't know what that thing is we can go to Jesus and ask Him like the rich young ruler did.

This morning I want to talk about what to do when the Lord does show us what the hindrance is. When He shows us, we have to make a choice to either receive what He says or reject it, to either heed it or ignore it. When He reveals it to us, we have to do something about it. We might need to repent. We might need to make some changes. We might need to do some sort of work. We might need to let something go. But there will be something that we have to do.

When the Lord reveals to you that thing that is hindering, what do you do with the information? Will you be like the rich young ruler and turn away because you aren't able- or don't want to- do that which the Lord is showing you is your solution? We may want to know what the problem is but if we aren't willing to do the solution, we will always live a hindered life. But if we will do what needs to be done to get rid of the problem/hindrance then we will live an abundant life fulfilling the purpose and plan of God, which is-- follow Me.
Have a great day. When you know what the answer to your problem is, what are you going to do with your answer?

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