Sunday, October 21, 2018

Your Safety And Progress In Life Depends On Your Decisions

Genesis 19:17 (NLT)
When they were safely out of the city, one of the angels ordered, Run for your lives!...
Emphasis Mine

The safety of Lot and his family, in this case, is credited to the angels. Although he hesitated, they insisted on saving him and his family. It is all about decisions. When a decision is made, many wheels turn, positively or negatively. A decision brought them to a place of safety and decision was required to take them to a place of destiny. The bible says “one of the angels ordered”.
The order should not have mattered if they were not safe at that given time. Amen.

We cannot overemphasize the truth that no decision is insignificant. As previously mentioned, sometimes, the significance of a decision is sometimes only determined by the results it produces. So let’s avoid living casually, or making casual decisions thinking no one else will be affected. Most often, our way forward usually depends on our present state. Whether you are dead or alive determines whether or not the next decision will be made. So let’s live consciously and purposefully for the glory of God. Amen.

We also see that someone needs to set the pace in decision making. The desire of any parent (in this case, Father) is to see that the family and those around them are safe. Yet, the question remains, are you willing to be pace-setter? Are you willing to make destiny defining decisions? Could it be that the reason why you have been stagnant in life is that of your inability to make a decision. I believe your progress in life is dependent on one godly decision away. Purpose in your heart not to abandon the decisions of your life to others. In this case, the angels had to step forward and decide for Lot and his family. We have been given the wisdom of God through which we can learn and make godly decisions.  This is not a call for arrogance through which we undermine the influence of others in our lives but rather a call for balance, initiative, and obedience. Amen.

Distractions Are Inevitable In Destiny Defining Decisions

Genesis 19:16 (NLT)
When Lot still hesitated, the angels seized his hand and the hands of his wife and two daughters and rushed them to safety outside the city, for the Lord was merciful.

Genesis 19:17 (NLT)
...And do not look back or stop anywhere…

The objects of distraction here include,
- Hesitation, lingering, dragging of feet are all distractive strategies of the enemy to delay us from getting to where we ought to be at a given time.
-The past (do not look back).
-The present (or stop anywhere).

On your journey to destiny, always remember that distractions are inevitable. Distractions will present themselves in diverse forms, however, it is up to you to identify them and then decide not to submit to the distractions. Distractions cause delay and rob us in the process. Lot’s wife became a victim of the angel’s advice – she looked back and became a pillar of salt (vs 26).

Now, we are looking at a family here whereby, the decision made by the father (head) will not only affect him but the entire family. Yet, a form of distraction (hesitation) almost cost him and his family but the mercy of God prevailed.

Let’s tie every truth together;
Your participation is required when it comes to destiny and the driving force behind destiny is decision making. When Lot hesitated, the mercy of God intervened – the angels seized him and his family by their hands and got them out of danger. All in an attempt to rescue them and possibly get them a head start in the direction of destiny.
The Lord, through the angels, gave them a word of caution as they proceeded. “Do not look back or stop anywhere”. As much as we rely on the mercy of God in the process, always find out what your participation in the process will be. Amen!

So, although distractions are inevitable, you can be sure that you will receive help from the Lord in the process.


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