Tuesday, May 14, 2013

How Much Longer?

1 Kings 18:21 NLT Then Elijah stood in front of them and said, “How much longer will you waver, hobbling between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him! But if Baal is God, then follow him!” But the people were completely silent.

There are obviously many different distractions the enemy uses to get us off course.  However, it is up to us to remain steadfast and faithful to what God has called us to do and who He has called us to be. 

In the text, Elijah was challenging the people of Israel to follow the Lord because at that time, many of them were following another god (Baal).  If you continue reading throughout this chapter, you will note how the followers of Baal were doing all sorts of silly things to themselves to invoke a response from Baal to set fire to the altar.  They shouted unto Baal from morning until noon and cut themselves with knives and swords until blood gushed out.  Guess what? Nothing happened. Silence from Baal.

Elijah goes on to prove that the Lord is God, the only true and living God. He had them drench the altar with water, prayed to the Lord and the Lord set fire to the altar.  This was done solely to prove that the Lord is God.

James 1:8 reminds us that "a double minded man is unstable in all His ways."
You may not be serving Baal but you may have some other thing(s) in your life that you elevate to the position of a little god. Dismiss it! You cannot serve it (them) and the Lord!  I challenge you today to choose the Lord, spend time getting to know His ways and live the life you have been destined to live.

Have a truly blessed week seeking to become all you were created to be!

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