πŸ€” BEING DELIBERATE πŸ€

Avatar - Quiet time

Over the last days or weeks or maybe months, I have had to choose between my feelings and His right thing (what God would have me do). Some days it’s a big struggle to choose which one to agree to. I know we always advocate for freedom of expression et al. But the truth about this though is that although it is good to, some days the Lord would have you choose quiet instead of actually being all vocal about what you feel is the needed thing to say at such times.

I am reserved, largely. 😁 But I can be chatty too. I’m learning to take a breather in between the two and just know when to engage the quiet moments of my life to self evaluate and see what next need to be done.

Call me an observer in this case but it helps a lot when we just saliently enjoy our now or transition as the case may be.

Picture you trying to unwrap a gift. I trust that because you are filled with curiosity or anticipation for what is inside the wrap, you won’t mind the time frame you spend to unwrap the layers of that gift. 😊

Anyway back to our subject on being deliberate. I didn’t get to where I am right now on choosing His ways above mine, in a day. Trust that I didn’t either, in weeks but each day I’m learning the steps I need to take and then choose to painstakingly or easily take them (as the season comes). And guess what? I am enjoying the calm that it brings me eventually.

Right Step - Trend - Choice

Let’s look at a reference of someone who was deliberate about the decisions he made.

Do you want to make a guess?

The reference person is Daniel.

I could imagine how he and his friends felt when after they chose to take just water and vegetables over the meat and all the buffet the other captives in Babylon were eating at that time. (Daniel 1: 8-18)

I can only wonder or try to paint a mental picture of how they felt. It might have been odd and who knows if the vegetables were even spiced and all or not and it felt like β€œgeez, this tastes so bland”.

But you know what, regardless of what they might have felt, they chose to continue with this. And guess what? They became legacies in that land eventually and they dined with kings. But that’s because they knew their God and knew His ways and they were deliberate about choosing Him above what their head or mind was saying through how they may have felt about it.

They chose God!

I know we have a lot of decisions to make each day. And one of it is to either respond to how we feel or we choose to breathe through it; maintaining the needed calm in such situations; and trusting that God will aid or guide you through it.

It’s another time for us to choose to be deliberate about our decisions and our welfare/wellbeing and choose God over what our head is projecting as the right thing to do.

I’m learning to as well. And I hope you’ll choose the deliberate acts of faith as well these coming days and just lean towards God and His ways and glean from Him.

Love - footsteps - He empathizes with you

Remember He felt every single thing you’ve felt. And so when He nudges you to do that which your head (human reasoning) or mind (your feelings) is against (just because you are still human and we always want our own way), still choose His way. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Reference Text:

β€œFor we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize and understand our weaknesses and temptations, but One who has been tempted [knowing exactly how it feels to be human] in every respect as we are, yet without [committing any] sin. Therefore let us [with privilege] approach the throne of grace [that is, the throne of God’s gracious favor] with confidence and without fear, so that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find [His amazing] grace to help in time of need [an appropriate blessing, coming just at the right moment].”

Hebrews 4:15-16 AMP

He’s got you. Knowing that He has felt the way you’ve felt as well. Talk of being betrayed; neglected and without a doubt left to bear the cross all alone. Like heck, His own disciples all ran away leaving only Him to deal the experience by Himself. Even Peter denied Him thrice. How epic! πŸ₯Ί

β€œBut all this has taken place so that the Scriptures of the prophets would be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples deserted Him and fled.”

Matthew 26:56 AMP

And,

β€œAnd Peter remembered the [prophetic] words of Jesus, when He had said, β€œBefore a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly [in repentance].”

Matthew 26:75 AMP

You can trust His ways. It’s time for us to choose His ways just as Moses did. He is always willing to show us His way! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

β€œHe made known His ways [of righteousness and justice] to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.”

Psalms 103:7 AMP

God bless you. And thanks for taking the time to read this. You are loved by Him.

Do have a fulfilling week. β€οΈπŸ€—

πŸ’ #HCCounsels#πŸ’ 

32 Comments Add yours

  1. jesusluvsall says:

    Little sister posted again πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Amen set our eyes on Jesus and follow his lead πŸ™‚

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    1. Smiles. Yes big bro. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Yes! That’s where we draw our strength from – Him. πŸ’―
      Do have a blessed day today. πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  2. Alison Lewis says:

    I am focusing on the same little sister! I am always so thankful for your honesty and obedience to the Lord. Blessings to you!

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    1. Glad to know this. β€οΈπŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Smiles. Thank you for this. πŸ€—
      Amen. And you too, ma’am. You are loved. πŸ€—

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  3. We need to be reminded! Amen sis. ❀️

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    1. Yes, ma’am. πŸ€—
      Amen. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Blessings to you and family. πŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ

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  4. jlp260 says:

    Amen! We need to trust God’s way and deliberately choose His path.🌺

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    1. Yes, ma’am. πŸ€—
      Apt! It’s His way and nothing else. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      God’s blessings over you and family. πŸ™πŸ»

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  5. Amen πŸ™πŸ½ Our ways are not His ways, but His ways are always best for us

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    1. Yes! Yes! Yesss. 😊
      He’s got His best for us and His best is awesome and jaw breaking wow. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™‚
      God bless you and yours. ❀️

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  6. Manu says:

    We need to be intentional about choosing God’s way and yes like you said it does not happen in a day or a few weeks, it is those daily deliberate choices.
    We trust in Him because His wags are beyond ours and the best for us.
    Blessings to you Mercy 😊

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    1. Yes!! It’s in every day’s steps. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Absolutely! And because it’s the best we can trust it. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Amen, ma’am. πŸ€—
      God’s blessings over you and family. πŸ™‚

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  7. vgeorg says:

    Beautiful faithful post.
    God bless!
    Have a fulfilling week. ❀️

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    1. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ Thank you sir. πŸ€—
      Amen. πŸ™πŸ»
      Wishing you a blessed week too. πŸ€—

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  8. Choosing God over what β€œfeels” right or β€œseems” right can be tough at the moment of decision but His unlimited knowledge will always make way for us.

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    1. Yes sis. Absolutely! – He is with us even in those tough scenarios πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      God’s blessings sis. ❀️

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  9. change is not by accident… we have to make a conscious effort, then lean not on our own understanding. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. Yes! The conscious effort is needed. πŸ’―
      Glad to share this. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this, too. πŸ€—πŸ˜Š

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  10. Wise Hearted says:

    Thank God for all the reminders of where our focus should be at all times. Even when we fail to focus on Him , He draws us back into the right vision for our live with His love.

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    1. Smiles. Yes, ma’am. πŸ™Œ
      True! He is able to redirect our focus. He is so intentional about our lives. πŸ’―πŸ˜Š

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  11. Christiana says:

    Knowing what HE wants for us at every point in time is very important. May God grant us grace to yield to HIM completely.

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    1. Yes, ma’am. πŸ’―
      Amen. πŸ™
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this and the prayer. Blessings. πŸ€—

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  12. Amen Sis!
    Have a beautiful weekend! πŸ’œ

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    1. πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ
      Thank you sis.
      Wishing you the same. πŸ€—πŸ˜Š

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  13. Dawn says:

    Daniel is one of my favorites! I love the determination he had to do what is right, even under extreme pressure. Thanks little sis! ❀️

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    1. Yay. I love his decision too. 😊
      You are welcome, big sis. ❀
      Blessings. πŸ€—

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  14. ... says:

    I try to choose God’s way of doing things as much as I can. When I don’t I always make a mess of things so I’m learning – hopefully.

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    1. That is a good one. πŸ‘
      Smiles. Don’t we all? 😁
      It’s safer for us when we stick with Him all the way. πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ
      Blessings. πŸ™πŸ€—

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  15. I love the image of unwrapping a gift and taking the time to do it and not being impatient because of the anticipation. It’s a lovely way to look at what God has in store for us.

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    1. Smiles, Glad knowing you do.
      True! It helps us to stay calm and anticipate it.
      Do have a blessed day, ma’am. Hugs

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  16. Such an encouragement. Deliberate obedience to God. Amen amen!πŸ₯°

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