"You and I are funny characters. We often plot graphs that we don't analyze. We draw maps we don't follow. We make goals we don't act upon. We even fall in love, but do not keep loving forever"- Personal Quote ©Lightherlamp
If you want to be with me, you have to follow through with every word you say. And I, all I really want is you, for you to stick around, to see you every day...but you have to follow through- Gavin Degraw.
The first few months of a romance are incredible. Yes, every couple that falls in love does almost everything right in those first few months. It is considered to be the "honeymoon" stage, the phase where blushes never cease and frowns hardly appear. Everything feels right. No regrets. And then comes the aftermath- the human tendency kicks in, and then we don't want to "follow through" anymore. And then life becomes hard. We become human again.
If you want to go with God's love, you have to follow through with every word you say. Just like many lovers remember the first day they fell in love and this memory triggers them to "follow through," you must also remember the reasons you first fell in love with God. You must remember your stones...the stones you picked up from the middle of the river while God opened up a path for you to cross over. You must remember that you are not like everyone else, that you see things differently and you have had a different experience. You must pick up where you left off, and you must follow through.
Top 3 Reasons Why You Don't Follow Through:
1) You Lack Understanding
Whenever anyone speaks profound stuff about God, you are amazed, but you don't stop to really understand the message. So after a while, the memory of the message is drowned. (Seed sown by the wayside and birds eat them--Matthew 4 & 19). Understanding is not meant just for others, it is meant for you. You are supposed to understand the deepest things about God. It is not such a mystery that can't be revealed.
2) You Lack the Strength or Courage
#1 is not the problem. You understand what's going on, but simply cannot find the strength to implement it. So yes, you get all excited, but only temporarily. When you're faced with the real task you shrink away from the opportunity (seed sown on stony ground with not very much soil (Matthew 13: 5 & 21). You need to find the strength and courage because they are right there inside you.
3) You are Blinded by Lies
This one is because of the media and various news resources you have at your finger tips. Lies. It is not your fault, the lies are supposed to be there to test you. So you peek into the bible and then peek into your TV and Magazines, and you choose the latter over the former. A book called "Conversations with God" by Neale Donald Walsch is one of such lies. It hides under the cover of an innocent sheep, but the details inside are filled with lies. Lies about what God's responses are to His children, answers that obviously have no relationship with God's true words (Seed sown among thorns that choke the plant--Matthew 13:7 & 22). Be careful what you read, if it's not God's word don't let anyone tell you it is. Or else, you won't follow through with the truth.
If you want to be with me, you have to follow through with every word you say.
Do you WANT to follow through but find yourself doing otherwise?
Is it too hard to follow through?
Is it easier said than done?
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