Minister Cheryl Charles is a Missionary in waiting at World Missions Assembly. She graduated from the West Indies School of Theology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible and Theology and was trained in the Healing and Deliverance Ministries at ELLEL Ministries, Pierrepont England. Minister Charles serves as a Volunteer Chaplain at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn.
At the beginning of the New Year, I’m sure there were many things you desired. Maybe you wanted to spend more time in the Word of God; pray more; get a new job; make more money to liquidate your debt, pursue a particular course of study, or purchase a home. What dreams you want to see fulfilled in your life in 2020?
These are the yearly goals that you keep praying and hoping God would bring to pass in your life. However there are distractions that you need to eliminate, but it seems like a mission, impossible. You know that you need to make a change, but you can’t. Galatians 6:7 says, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” Repeating the same behavior would not bring different results.
If you go back to the beginning you find that, Satan tricked Adam and Eve into being disobedient to God. As a result, they ate fruit from the forbidden tree. In so doing, the door of sin opened and the door of communication with God closed. But God had a plan to save mankind from the world of sin and reopen the door of communication with man.
In God’s time, He sent His only begotten son to earth as man in the form of Jesus Christ. God is a just God, and justice demands that sin must be punished. That penalty for sin is death. Jesus Christ became the ultimate sacrifice for mankind. He was the substitute. John 15:13 said, “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” Jesus paid the price so you won’t have to.
His substitution needs a response from you. Are you willing to make the ultimate decision and accept the benefits of His death? Jesus Christ is asking you to choose to serve Him. Jesus says in Mark 12:30. “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment.” Loving God makes the difference in your life.
Are you trying but are distracted like Martha, in the post, The Distracted Walk, July 2019? These distractions rob you of time with God. In Matthew 6:33 Jesus said, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
If you want success in 2020, there are some adjustments you need to make in your life. Are you ready to make the ultimate decision and put God first and eliminate the distractions? Or do you want to continue with the same activities getting the same results? You have to decide. You are the only one who can put God first and make your mission possible.