Recently, a friend of mine, Ken,  has shared some life-changing, inspiring reminders with me about being a fighter and about pressing on, staying on focus. I asked him to kindly share some of this with you. I hope it blesses you as these words have given me some bigtime spiritual gusto if you will.

How many LEFT turns does it take to get where you are?

In normal conversation people often ask simple questions of me. Where do you work?, how many rooms are in your house?, what kind of car do you drive?. I suppose these are questions to access how successful we have been in our lives. Most of the time, I answer back with a half hearted joke of sorts, saying, "YES, it has taken me numerous left turns in life to get where I am". I often recall the verses in the Bible which indicate we should follow a narrow path, similiarly when Moses came down from the mountain to deliver the 10 commandments to the Israelites, commandments given to him from G-D. The declaration was to NOT turn right, to NOT turn left.

Deut 5:32 So you shall observe to do just as the Lord your God has commanded you; you shall not turn aside to the right or to the left 33 You shall walk in all the way which the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you will possess.

However, in life I am never where I WANT TO BE!!! I want the better job, the bigger house, the fancy car. I WANT to feel successful and prosperous. I WANT TO BE somebody. In pursuit of worldly things in this life, I have often made LEFT turns that take me off of the narrow path. When that happens I need to observe the YIELD signs on the pathway of life. I need to YIELD to the one who made me, G-D. The Bible actually says we should run the race, we should be successful!!!!!

1 Cor 9:24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.

and prior to this is the qualifier of our SUCCESS in this life, it is the gospel, the good news of how Jesus(Yeshua) has already found value in all of us, He found enough value to pave a FREE pass into heaven, by HIS sacrifice of HIS life, HIS YIELDING HIS LIFE in exchange for ours. All we have to do is quit taking left turns, to simply YIELD to HIM, to get back on the narrow path, to get back in the race!!!

1 Cor 9:23 I do all things for the sake of the gospel, so that I may become a fellow partaker of it.

I find it hard to believe that G-D can know every sparrow, HE can number every hair on our head. BUT then again, I am not supposed to understand everything.

Luke 12:5-7,, 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God. 7 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.

So, my question to people is this: Are you off of the beaten path?
Have you taken a LEFT turn in life? Perhaps you are like me and have taken many LEFT turns. If you have, then observe the YIELD sign, YIELD your life to Jesus, get back on the path, get back in the race. I once heard that G-D is not looking for EXTRA-ORDINARY people, HE is looking for ORDINARY people, through which HE can do EXTRA-ORDINARY things.

Pause at the next LEFT turn in your life, YIELD to G-d, and when you reach the end of life, you can say what the Apostle Paul(Shaul) once said:

2 Timothy 4:7

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;

Let's pray:
Father God, help me to  walk down your path for my life. Help me be a fighter, finish the race and keep the faith when my future looks uncertain,
I would love for You, my God, to do extra ordinary things in and through me. I am yours. Amen.



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