What Side of the Comma Are You Living On?

“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”‭‭

PSALM 37:4

Which side of the comma are you living in?

Take delight in the Lord,

or

And he will give you the desires of your heart?

Delight, desires.

What you focus on determines what you experience.

When you are focusing on delighting (joy, great enjoyment, and pleasure) in the Lord, the world is a wide-open space for you to experience with someone you love.

When you are focusing on the desires of your heart, the world is a small closed space where you can only see what you don’t have and envy what everyone else seems to have.

Living on the delight side of the comma means that your focus is on your relationship with God and trusting Him with the rest.

There is sweet freedom found in delighting in your relationship with God while letting Him hold your desires.

He is a good Father and knows (and loves) you more than you know (and love) yourself.

Trust Him.

What is making you miserable?

What side of the comma are you living on?

God’s Will

  
Stop agonizing over messing up God’s will for your life and focus on not missing God in your life

Jesus died on the cross to reconcile a divine relationship that was impossible before it. Now that the relationship has been restored by Him so many people live their lives ignoring Him. Don’t be that person who relegates this divine relationship to scheduled times of church and worship. 

There is so much more for you. Jesus wants to live life with you. 

Just the simple awareness of God interacting in your day changes everything.

You do not journey alone,
He walks with you.
You don’t do your job alone,
He is there with you.
You don’t go to school alone,
He is in each class with you.
You do not clean your house alone,
Jesus is with you. 

You walk on earth but Jesus wants to break through in your everyday moments and everyday responsibilities. 

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. 

Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. 

Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. 

Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. 

Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:1-2‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Stop worrying about missing God’s will for your life and focus on not missing God in your life.

Walk in the awareness of God in your everyday moments and you will discover you ARE walking in His will.