Recently, I’ve been faced with some difficult decisions to make. Two open doors, which path to take. Have you been there? I have a tendency to choose whichever is easiest, quickest, less-of-a-headache-type of road. A dear sister in giving me counsel said something that just stuck with me… “Micheline, are you going to run or are you going to face the battle.” Well there is a dose of reality! Hmm. Am I really running if I choose this road? The Lord took me to a familiar scripture, that brought me to the very place I was trying to run from.
15 And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. 16 Tomorrow go down against them. They will surely come up by the Ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the brook before the Wilderness of Jeruel.17 You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.” 2 Chronicles 20
This same friend also shared with me that the lessons the Lord wants to teach me are inescapable. Whether I stay this course and face it today, or run- the same lesson will follow me until I finally learn. It is needed for growth. So here I am, letting go of the opportunity, and walking along the road less traveled… all for growth. Sounds familiar? Remember our Savior Christ, who was tempted in all (Hebrews 4: 15), yet still choose the narrow road that He would be without sin, perfectly qualified to satisfy the requirement of the sacrifice for our sin. So here I am, Lord. I pray you find me faithful and pure in heart to not look back.
How about you, have you faced this before?