Devotional

The Power Of Decision – By David Ibiyeomie

Decision is the act of being resolute irrespective of circumstances seeking to prevail over your affairs.
Deut. 30:15,19 -See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; 19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
The choice is yours. Your decision is what will make heaven to either back you or leave you. Accept responsibility and give your life a meaning. Decide that you want to change and God will give you the grace to change. Without your decision and action, change will not come. After reading this, decide that you have to change and change will come. Good message don’t make good people; it is decision backed up with action that produce good result.
Joshua 18:1-3 – And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was subdued before them. 2 And there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes, which had not yet received their inheritance. 3 And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long are ye slack to go to possess the land, which the LORD God of your fathers hath given you?
Where you are located does not determine your success; your success is determined by how you think. You have to come out from the way your people think; think according to the word of God. Every result around you is a function of what goes on inside you. If you want to change your result; change what goes on in your mind. Many want the fruit outside to change but they have not taken time to change the tree on the inside.
Get inspiration from what you hear; see it from the word of God and affect your mentality positively. You are a gOD and not a goat; until you think success, you cannot succeed. You cannot achieve outstanding success without changing the way you think. You can start small but think big and have a big picture. You can never go higher than your thoughts. What makes you great is not your colour but what you have on the inside. Irrespective of your colour, if you can think, the top is your place.
Change your thinking; paint picture from scripture of what you want to feature in the future. Jesus succeeded with different characters as his disciples; so, no one is your problem, just change the way you think.
Phil. 4:8 – Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
The things going through your mind, do they fall in the category of the above thinking syllabus? If not, don’t think it. Mind what you think.
Luke 15:17 – And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
The worst form of deceit is self-deceit. Always tell yourself the truth; resist the urge to justify yourself. Truth is temporally painful but eternally rewarding and permanently liberating. No man’s advice can change you unless you talk to yourself. The same message Peter heard was what Judas heard but Judas refused to change.
Psalm 139:23-24 – Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
By being truthful to yourself, you will not deceive yourself. You can never correct what you are unwilling to change. Talk to yourself; don’t blame factors around you.
To effect change, you have to make the decision to choose your friends. Watch the company you keep.
1Cor. 15:33 – Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
Prov. 13:20 -He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Prov. 27:17 – Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
You cannot have a friend going nowhere and expect an outstanding result in life. The company you keep determines what accompanies you. Work with people that will make your life better and make your character, skill, and the fear of God in you to grow. In fact, the fewer your friends, the better. Twenty children don’t play together for twenty years. Love everyone but don’t befriend everyone. Love people but chose friends by the leading of the Holy Ghost.
If you are going up, don’t befriend people who are lower. Help them but don’t befriend them. When you are going up, look for people who are higher than you so they can take you higher because when you stand on the shoulders of those who are ahead of you, you will see farther.
Stop postponing what you want to do; start now and the change will come. Only those who will accept to change will enjoy outstanding success. God is raising a new generation of people who will be outstanding. I decree to you that failure has come to an end in your life beginning from now as you make the decision to change in the name of Jesus -Amen!!!
God bless you.

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