Are you ever amazed at the ugliness inside?
At the emotions that pour out of your heart from nowhere?
Where on earth did that come from?
Is that me?
Am I really that selfish?
Am I really that insecure?
Nothing like real life to keep you humble!
We’re so not perfect.
Far from it.
But with Jesus, we can choose life.
Whenever ugly emotions rise up, you can choose to fling them off.
To step onto the other side, grinning from ear to ear.
The devil wants you to be grumpy.
He wants you to dwell in the past or whatever bothers you.
He wants to keep you there.
Because then you’re useless.
And you’ll sink others down along with you.
But when you choose life, Jesus lifts you up.
Those ugly emotions evaporate.
I see it in others, and yes, in myself too.
Part of living for God is allowing Him to work through you.
To change you.
To be a witness.
And to give you fullness of life.
Allow Him to pour His living water over you, changing you from the inside out.
He’ll do His part as long as you do yours.
Ask Him to help you choose life.
You’ll need to do this often, but He’ll help you.
“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you LIFE and DEATH, BLESSING and CURSE. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying His voice and holding fast to Him, for He is your life and length of days.” Deut. 30:19-20