No Longer An Option

August 19, 2005

No Longer An Option

Psalms 11:1 “In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?”

Did you ever stop to think of who is responsible for you being here? No, I’m not talking about mama and daddy, grand pa’ Jed, and grand ma’ Jane. I’m talking about the One that said, “Let there be and there was.” Now let me go ahead and just cut to the chase. If God got us here, (which He did), it’s His job to take care of us, correct?! And if it is His job to take care of us, then why do we waste so much time worrying about things?

In the eleventh Psalm, David gives us the ultimate solution for dealing with all manner of problems – – – Trust in the Lord. Simply believing that God is going to take care of us in every situation is enough in itself to eliminate the option of giving up on the way to our destiny.

Also, in the latter part of the scripture, after David lets it be known that he is going to trust in the Lord no matter what, he asks, “how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?” In other words, David is proclaiming to anyone and everyone, “How can you ask me to run from the problem knowing that I am depending on the Problem Solver, the Lord God Himself who is strong and mighty, mighty in battle, who has never lost, nor ever loses.”

You see, forsaking what God has destined you to do really comes down to an issue of reliance. The real question is, “Do you believe in God enough to stay with the program?” Sometime we believe too much in ourselves and not enough in God? Let me clarify this. Instead of seeing yourself as failing God, start visualizing God as supplying you with everything you need not to fail. Stop focusing on the talents you don’t have and start believing that God will bring you the talented help you need. Stop wondering if you will faint during the process and start believing that He will refresh you during those times you need refreshing. Most of all, stop meditating on everything that brings destruction and start trusting God for the things that will take you into your destiny— because it is our trust in Him that makes retreating our destiny no longer an option.