The Wind Drives Them Away

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A journey of a thousand miles began with a single step for Tade Johnson, a young man who was five feet five inches tall, an electrical engineer who was out of business, and an acclaimed food junkie. Some of his close confidants openly relegated him to madness, others simply told him that this would be the most foolish decision he would ever make in all of history. They huffed and puffed, and let out some hot steam. They said he had no sponsors, neither did he have any private funds. 

Nevertheless, like glue on paper, he stuck to his decision and wouldn't let go. He concluded that he was capable of competing in the most dangerous sport of the Olympics-- The Luge. He would learn how to wear a skin-tight suit, lie on a small plank with two blades on the bottom, and slide downwards at 90 miles per hour, on a track made of ice and concrete. His mind was made up, and no one could take away this opportunity away from him.

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Blessed is the man...whose delight is in the law of God, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of living water. The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Psalm 1

A man who makes a firm decision is ten times better than another who's faced with three options and shies away from choosing one. 

A woman who chooses a husband for her strongest cause is ten times better than another who has ten different suitors, admires them for ten different reasons, and makes no outstanding choice

The word of God is the most powerful word in all the earth. It is the word of the maker of heaven and earth, the redeemer from everlasting, the One who was, who is, and who is to come. Anyone who chooses this word above all others will have a sure foundation. 

If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything. You will be like a man who walks to an intersection without a map and does not know which of the four roads to take. You'd be driven in the direction that the wind drives you, hoping like a mad man to arrive at an unknown destination when morning comes. 

The word of God is what helped me understand who I was created to be, and what I am going to achieve as a sojourner on this earth. It defines the very core of my existence. It settles the disputes of the flesh and silences the fallacies of my emotions. It accurately depicts the elements of my purpose and plunges me forward in a direction that a physical GPS can never dream of taking me. So when I hear other voices in my head standing in opposition to the word of God, I stand up boldly and silence them. The Shepherd's voice is the only true one. It was a choice I had to make.

Making a choice to stand on God's word will prevent you from being driven by the wind. You will be like a tree whose roots have gone so far into the ground that it can no longer be uprooted. Your circumstances will have no power over your purpose. Other human beings will also not be able to take what you have away, because you've made a choice. And not only have you made this choice, you are CONFIDENT of it and you find yourself acting on it. 

So make a choice. Stand by your choice. Make a firm decision. Act upon this decision. If it's the right decision, you will be like a tree firmly planted by living waters, and it will be impossible for you to be driven around by the wind in so many different directions. 

Question(s) for the Day: Have you ever been faced with different options and had to pick only one? When you made your decision did you breathe a sigh of relief? I'd love to read from you today. May God bless your week and cause you to make the one true choice that will plunge you into your God-ordained purpose.