The Exchange

Is that you? Sometimes it’s me, eating a cookie when what I really want is to lose that last five pounds. Or yelling at the children about a few mud splatters when what I really want is their love and attention. Or spending too much on a dress that isn’t quite what I wanted.

Wise advice: Don’t exchange what you want most for what you want in the moment.

So today you have homework. Ask yourself these questions:

  1. What do I really want out of my life?
  2. Am I doing what I need to do to get it?
  3. What am I willing to give up, in order to have that?
    What am I replacing it with?
  4. Why am I doing everything possible to avoid getting that other thing?

Then face the truth, make the required changes and trust God to do this.

And I will restore or replace for you the years that the locust has eaten—the hopping locust, the stripping locust, and the crawling locust, My great army which I sent among you. (Joel 2:25, AMP)

Prayer – Lord, give us grace to make the exchange…Amen

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