40 Days to Lasting Change Day 8
Getting What We Deserve
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked.
A man reaps what he sows. Galatians 6:7
When you are in the Distant Country, it’s only a matter of time before your decisions catch up to you. Those consequences spread like ripples on a still pond after a rock is thrown in. Your choices and actions are the cause, and they bring about effects. God often brings us to a desperate moment through deserved consequences. The weight of possible consequences can help us look back on our poor choices with greater clarity. The moment the consequences of our decisions catch up with us, that is an invitation to cry out to God for help. Don’t wait for the consequences of your actions to come crashing down around you. Heed the warning signs. Wake up. And come back to the Father.
Idleman, Kyle. 40 Days to Lasting Change: An AHA Challenge (p. 67-68). David C. Cook. Kindle Edition.
I’m clearly reminded today that living in a distant country puts me in a place of definite danger. That happens physically as well as spiritually. Decisions have consequences, but God is greater than my decisions and my consequences if only I would or could hear the alarm. The danger of hitting the snooze button is that I become disinclined to hear the alarm. That’s true physically, spiritually, relationally, morally, and so on. I don’t know that God brings us to those desperate moments, it seems like those follow our own decisions, but God uses those desperate moments to call us back to Him. Regardless of what we’ve done, God’s arm is no to short to reach us in those desperate moments. I read today that there are no failures with God, only slow successes. Hopefully, we will decide to live no longer in the desperate but in the divine.