Years after years people keep making promises of change in their lives, but in the end it always come to nothing why? Because their promises are not of God, but of the flesh and of the world, and anything of the world and flesh is not of God, what is not of God cannot last or come to fulfilment.
These days people make resolution in their businesses, change in budgets, change in personality, change in pleasures, change in so many things. Yes, it's good to change for the better, but as long as God is not involved in your change, all you're doing is just in vain, because no matter a man change without the help of God, the devil will still be in control of his life. He'll keep on repeating the same cycle over and over again. Here's the funny, thing, it's a pity though, men makes plans as of they're God, they have God so far thinking they don't need God.
Many have planned and failed, many have planned and died without fulfillment. In all this we come to our consciousness and say; " it is by the grace of God, if God wills, we will do so and so in days to come."
The only way to be sure your plans will succeed without risking your life is only through Jesus, because the moment you give your life to Him he draws out a new plan and purpose, and as long as you live in obedience you will never leave this world until His purpose for your life is fulfilled, no matter what the devil say, I am writing this to you as a living proof of God's love for his own.
We have made lots of plans and vows, where have they gotten us. Only vow to live in obedience to God's word. To those who have the desire to follow Christ and are living in absolute obedience, i congratulate your faith, and I pray your faith will not fail, because faith is of man's heart.
Our heart is the only thing God is interested in, the belief in our heart, without faith no man can please God, if your heart is not right before God, if you're still double minded, God will never be pleased. Obedience in Christ is not an easy task to complete, it requires sacrifices. Obedience is sacrifice, sacrifice is love, when you love God you sacrifice freely to please Him, whatever it is that is not pleasing to Him, you sacrifice, for His pleasure.
The way to the kingdom of God is not of eating and drinking, only the fiercest soldiers can scale through, not the weak and fearful. A soldier always yield to last command to matter the situation, his personal choices and opinion doesn't count he just follows orders, that's the life of a Christian.
The moment I declared I don't care of this world anymore and what my future holds, that was the time I found true peace in Christ Jesus, and that was also the time he gave me what I had always wanted. And till this day I still thank him for letting me go through all that trouble and discipline because if I hadn't, I wonder what kind if life I'd be living, a life without Christ. Every soldier must be disciplined, if not he'll be weak in time of war.
Obedience in Christ Jesus is the only way to scale through every warfare unscathed. A song writer once wrote;
" Trust and obey, for there's no other way to be happy in Jesus , but to trust and obey."
Without him your ambitions and achievements on earth will be a miserable one. The only true and original ambition of a man, is an ambition that never perishes, the purpose of God in a man's life for His kingdom.