James 1:7-8

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15 September, 2018

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JAMES 1:7-8

“If you are . . . unable to make up your mind and undecided in all you do, you must not think that you will receive anything from the Lord”  (James 1:7-8 GNT).

In Dr. Seuss’ poem “The Zode in the Road,” a young Zode comes to a fork in the road and spends quite some time trying to decide which direction to go. He thinks about the possibility that one place may be too hot and the other too cool or one too high and the other too low. After scratching his head in indecision, the Zode finally decides to play it safe and “start out for both places at once!”

And that meant the Zode got nowhere.

What decision do you need to make? I urge you to do something great with your life for Jesus’ sake. Don’t be a Zode. Don’t waste your life. Don’t live in mediocrity. Don’t just exist! Make the decisions that will determine your destiny.

There are four life-changing decisions that every person has to make:

1. To commit your life to Christ and become a part of his family. If you haven’t done that, what are you waiting on? Not to decide is to decide.

2. To commit to the habits that will help you grow spiritually. Don’t be a wishy-washy, lukewarm, shallow Christian. Go head-on. Be all that God wants you to be.

3. To use your talents, gifts, abilities, and experiences to serve God and others. If you’ve been sitting on the bench, it’s time to get in the game.

4. To share Jesus Christ with others. Once you know the Good News, you’re to become a messenger so that others may hear it, too.

“If you are . . . unable to make up your mind and undecided in all you do, you must not think that you will receive anything from the Lord” (James 1:7-8 GNT).

The decision is yours!

(By Pastor Rick Warren. http://pastorrick.com)

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