“On Your Way”

Thought for Today: On Your Way

You have made a decision that you are going to do everything you can to live a life that is pleasing to God.  And while you are on your way you must understand this truth: the world, your flesh, and the devil will do everything they can to stop you from staying the course.  

The word of God says, “The snare is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way” (Job 18:10). For many children of God, when they know that the enemy is out to prevent them from staying the course of living a life that is pleasing to God, many walk on eggshells.  

What I mean by that is they are so focused on what they can’t do in life, instead of focusing on what they can do. Listen to me, religion will focus on what you can’t do. You can’t do this, and you can’t do that, you can’t go here, and you can’t go there, you can’t say this, and you can’t say that.  

But a relationship with God the Father, through God the Son, by God the Holy Spirit will always focus on what you can do and not what you can’t do. The word of God says it this way, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13). 

What I am saying is this: know that your enemy is there, know that they are just waiting for you to slip, fall, or fail, but don’t focus on what they are doing, or trying to do, in your life. The word of God says, “Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies” (Psalm 23:5).

I am not saying just act like the world, your flesh, or the devil ain’t real and they are not out to get you. You are a child of God. God did not create you so that you can just exist, God created you to have life and have it more abundantly. 

And as for all of your enemies that attempt to prevent you from living a life that is pleasing to God, let me let you in on a truth that nobody ever talks about. You are a child of God. You have angels that go with you wherever you go.  

“I never read that in the bible, Pastor Erick, where does it say that?” Look at Matthew 18:10 where Jesus said, “Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that in heaven THEIR (the children of God) ANGELS do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.”  

You have to take hold of this truth that not only is God with you on this journey, but He has also assigned angels just for you, to travel with you on this journey of living a life that is pleasing to the Father. Jesus, Himself, left us an example when the enemy was attacking Him. He said, “Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels” (Matthew 26:53). 

As a child of God you are not on this journey alone. Yes, the world, your flesh, and the devil will do all they can to prevent you from continuing on this new journey of life with God. But you have to know this truth,  as a child of God you are not traveling on this journey by yourself.  

For it is written, “And Jacob WENT ON HIS WAY, and the ANGELS OF GOD met him. And when Jacob saw them, he said ‘THIS IS GOD’S HOST’ and he called the name of that place Mahanaim” (Genesis 32:1-2). 

Stay on the path of life that God has prepared for you. Live this life with God and know that you are not on this journey by yourself. 

BE Blessed 

By Erick Young