Process of Elimination!!!

May 13, 2008

The process of elimination!

13 May 2008

 

 

The process of elimination is a process that rules out the more obvious things and helps you narrow your focus onto the possibilities or the exact answer desired.  This process is used in practically every facet of life; whether it is buying food, cars, houses, what school to attend and etc.  The one place many fail to apply this process is in their spiritual walk with God.  We put ourselves through more than we should because we do not use this process to help clear our minds of needless clutter.  We can be so much happier and freer to focus on the things God has given us to do; if we eliminate some things.

 

Many times we are confronted with the question, “Which path do I take?”  Another good question we ask is, “Is this God’s will for my life?” or even “What is God’s will for my life?”  These questions have answers and often times there are distractions keeping us from seeing the answers.  So, we apply the process!

 

The enemy always tries to work confusion into our lives by bringing distractions and false hopes.  If the devil can distract us long enough we will miss the opportunities God has placed before us.  And again if we chose the wrong thing we miss the opportunities God has presented us.  He works at keeping us confused; he also loves to have misunderstandings break up the blessings of God.  Remember he comes to kill, to steal and to destroy!  He doesn’t care how he has to do it, he just does it.

 

That is why it is so important to utilize this process.  God is the author of peace; He always works through peace and love.  He never brings confusion or fear upon you!  In fact the oneness of God helps us to see the results of applying the process more thoroughly!  God is One is every aspect; there is only ONE LORD, ONE FAITH, ONE BAPTISM, ONE CREATOR, ONE SAVIOR, ONE EARTH, ONE SUN, ONE MOON, ONE UNIVERSE, ONE GOD!  God always has ONE way and ONE sure answer.  The only answer to sin is JESUS CHRISTS BLOOD!  The ONE way to heaven is through JESUS CHRIST!  There is only ONE with God.  He presents you ONE way; His way!  But in doing so He also allows us to see what happens when we don’t choose His way!  It is His Way or the way of destruction; it is life or death, His blessings for obedience or the cursing for disobedience, and His will or our will. They all say the same thing and only ONE way is the way that leads you to Him and His promises. 

 

God through His word has already laid out the pros and cons of following Him.  He tells us to chose life, that we may live.  He lets us know the things that are good to desire and even the things that are not good to desire.  Three of the best books for weighing these pros and cons are; Deuteronomy, Proverbs and the book of John.  These three books spell out the pros and cons very effectively.  They provide a balance that expresses that the most positive choice is always the one God wants you to choose.  They also do a great job showing the consequences for not choosing the thing God wants you to. 

 

Maybe right now you are looking at some choices before you right now wondering which way is right for you.  It is not a coincidence that God has opened the door for you to be reading this right now; God intended on you reading this to help you make that decision!  God is telling you to apply the process of elimination, so that you can see what He wants you to see.

 

Start evaluating the pros and cons of the situation you are dealing with. If the thing is against God’s Word and His will for you; than it is a con.  If it is bad, destructive, or has a negative impact on you spiritually; it is a con.  When the things line up with God’s Word, they line up with God’s will for you; than it is a pro.  If it is good for you, is beneficial, or has a positive impact on you spiritually than it is a pro.  Before I go on I must point out that not all negatives and positives are evidence of pros and cons.  There are some things God tells us to do; that do not appear to be good for us, beneficial to us and is actually the thing God wants us to do.  Some choices He gives us require a sacrifice.  There are likewise some things that could benefit you at the moment, but later on end up hurting you, so always when examining the pros and cons acknowledge God so that He will guide you in knowing which is which!

 

After weighing the pros and the cons you should be able to clearly see the thing for you, the things you are to focus on, the things needing eliminated, the things that are not for you and so much more.  You will be able to see more than you were able to see before and that will help you to know what the next step is going to be.

 

 

In your life today, begin the process of elimination; see it help you in your questions and choices you have to make!  Trust in God as you commit to this process and He will guide you in your choices!  Remember to acknowledge Him in all your paths and He shall direct your steps.  For the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.  He will show you the thing and shortly bring it to pass.

 

 

Jeremiah 29:11 through Jeremiah 29:14 (KJV) 11For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. 12Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. 13And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. 14And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.

 

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