Walk away

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Life presents many possibilities and the world is full of choices. There is right and wrong, good and evil.

Devotion by Pastor Erasmus Makarimayi

In order to achieve your goals, eschew wrong, bad and evil choices.
For starters, success calls for pursuing the right choices. Real success goes beyond picking right choices because there are many right choices which are not consistent with your purpose and destiny.

The battle should not be grabbing opportunities, but running away from good offers that will distract you from your purpose and the real fabric of life.

What are you prepared to forego and run away from? Make a deliberate effort to abstain from things that will choke your calling. You cannot make it without sacrificially turning your back to enticing offers that are meant to derail you.

You have to have values and something to stand for. It is not every opportunity that comes your way that you should grab. You may waste your time chasing other people’s dreams and leave your vision crying for takers. Be focussed and know what you should and shouldn’t run after.

When the devil sees that you will make it, he gives you rosy options, thereby assassinating your purpose. Because of the current global economic challenges, people are picking up anything that comes as long as there is money.

Many are falling for anything as long as there are high returns and profits to be realised. As long as they get food, clothing and shelter they say any gun can shoot. You need moral values and principles to adhere to.

At the beginning of His ministry, Jesus had an offer from the devil that He would not have to suffer to make it. In one of the temptations, Satan offered Jesus the option of worshipping him in exchange of the world and its glory.

Matthew 4:8-10 reads: “[8] Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; [9] And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. [10] Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.”

Jesus stuck to His calling and purpose. Refuse any lucrative offer that displaces you from your calling.

Because of technological advancement, we are exposed to a wide range of options. The television, smartphone and many other gadgets have so much to offer.

There are so many types of food and drink to choose from. Clothes of different designs and cuts are on offer. There are boyfriends and girlfriends of all races, age, marital status and deplorably of both sexes.

You now easily have access to a male boyfriend even if you are male and a female partner even if you are female. There are many political parties to belong to. The church is not left out for many denominations and ministries have sprout.

Indeed, the list of choices is endless to the point of confusing you if you don’t have principles to abide with. Making it under these circumstances depends on the power to walk away from the wrong choice.

You have seen politicians that contest elections using a political party that they think is popular. If it becomes unpopular, in the next election they jump to the next.

I always wonder if they believe in any ideology. Although I have problems with the philosophy of supporting a soccer team, I like the focus and principles of soccer lovers. When Liverpool was not doing well, the true supporters did not leave.

The true supporters of Manchester United are standing with their team even if the team is not performing so well. This goes on to other areas of life. If you joined your church denomination or ministry because of miracles or prophecy, will you stay if the type of miracle or prophecy that pulled you ceases?

In business, depending on your values, not all tenders and contracts should be grabbed. Will you run a night club as a Christian?

Always open the ears of your conscience to the voice of the Holy Spirit. If you are into marketing and advertising, will you design a logo or advertising clip for products and services that you are convinced are an abomination to God?

I have always said that apart from your understanding of the Bible, listen to your conscience and don’t suppress that still voice. Above that ask yourself this question, if Jesus was still in the earth in physical form, will He do it?

The conclusion is: Have values and walk away from everything that will congest your purpose even if it is morally upright. You have only one life.

You cannot afford to date every beautiful girl or handsome and rich man. Stick to that which is in line with where God wants to take you to.
If you can walk away from the things that will crowd your destiny, then you can walk to your destiny. You are going somewhere.

All Scripture quotations are from the King James Version of the Bible.

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