4. Stop Believing What the World Declares
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“Some stores are running out of toilet paper.” A local station reported.
That bit of information exploded in a frenzy to grab as many rolls as would fit in the overflowing shopping cart.
Why did many go into panic dashing from store to store looking for something without knowing the reason why? Because, like sheep, we followed others who also heard and believed a news reporter.
In the meantime, God is also telling us we’re running out of something—wisdom. The wisdom to compare what God says, what He instructs, what He promises, how He guides, how He protects and how He provides.
The best news is the shelves of His divine store will never run out of wisdom. In fact, he announces an abundant supply: “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind” (James 1:5-6).
Could that be us? Tossed by the wind that blows from the world’s deceptions? Or will we follow the wisdom Habakkuk displayed when he declared: “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior” (Habakkuk 3:17-18).
When we become as audacious as Habakkuk, defeat turns to determination. And instead of discouragement, we become defiantly brave to declare that if God parted the Red Sea (Ex. 14:21), He’ll make the way for us too. As He sent manna from heaven (Ex. 16:4-6), He’ll provide what we need.
And since He made dried bones come alive (Ez. 37:4), He’ll do the impossible for us to--bring back what we lost, take us higher and make us stronger.
Janet Perez Eckles is an international speaker and author with a passion to teach and coach you to thrive in relationships and reach personal and professional success.
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