What happens when you yield to God’s will

Yes lord! What happens when you say yes to God.

Have you ever felt like you should do something, but you really didn’t want to do it?

This tug-of-war between my selfishness and my conscience happens more than I’d like to admit. There have been so many times my selfish side wins out and I completely and willfully ignore an opportunity for a life-changing moment. There have been other times when I swallow my pride and say “Yes” to God. Those are the moments that have become turning points in my life and have taught me a life-changing principle: God will never ask you to let go of anything unless He intends to replace it with something better.

As a quick disclaimer, this principle does NOT mean that God is going to tell you to give up your spouse or your kids so you can replace them with somebody “better.” You’ve got to be permanently committed to your faith and you family, but anything or anyone else in your life might be something God will eventually ask you to cut loose. That’s when this principle applies.

Esther said yes, even though it could’ve cost her very life (by going before the king to stop her people from being annihilated). Abraham said yes when he went to sacrifice his promised son. Joshua said yes when he was chosen for a major task to lead the children of Israel into the promised land. Mary said yes to supernaturally carry the Savior of the world. And ultimately, Jesus Christ said yes to die an excruciating death on a cross for you and me (and countless others).

If you noticed, it was hard and scary for all of them.

When you say YES, again, you are doing His will, and not your own. You are doing what He has called you to do. You are making a difference in someone’s life. You are glorifying God. So, carry it out unto completion. He’s got you!

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