I can remember what my late father used to say to us when we were making decisions that were still ours to make; or decisions that were still in our own power to make. My father would say to us, ” now make it easy on yourself.” He didn’t want us to have the power of happy, but then go forth with an unfavorable decision that did not have to be made. We will find ourselves at times in trying situations in which we had the power to avoid altogether. I tell my two teenagers all the time that it is the decisions in which they make that will determine the degree of difficulty their pursuit of happy will require of them. It is always good if the decisions facing any of us are made according to the purpose for which we are in pursuit of to achieve. Teenagers, especially in today’s world of social media, they do not have the quiet time in which we had prior to the 21st century. I looked up the history of social media from blog.hootsuite.com, and one of the first social media sites was born in 1977 by the name of “SixDegrees.com. According to the information given, you could set up a profile page, create lists of connections, and send messages within networks. Yeah, nothing like it today with the array of five star line up of social media sites being just an app away on a smartphone. There are a few sites out there, but in the spirit of basketball, let’s just name “a” big three: Snapchat, Instagram, and the TikTok! These and more are waiting 24/7 to aide in helping you find your best pursuit of happy without requiring to know your purpose for coming: on an app a day to keep the doctor away, yeah? There is not much quiet time by default to hear the voice from within you, unless you know how to “will” the power of being off it for a time to focus on purpose. Once you have set your purpose or desire that you will follow, then you can hear what the others have to say while still holding the power over your decision to pursue your happy; and make it easy on yourself. Father Has To Do, What Father Has To Do.
It was not social media, dad and mom media, or religious media that contributed to the end of the pursuit of happy for Ananias and Sapphira in the Bible. It was not being true with themselves, and lying to God that brought their pursuit of happy to an end. The thing that is so bad about their ending is that it did not have to come as it did. It was not required of them to make the decision that they made; and in making a decision that was in their power not to make, it showed their true character. Acts 5:1-5, “But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles’ feet. 3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? 4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.” We also know in the Bible that Barnabas sold his land and laid the money at the apostles’ feet; however, Ananias had a different purpose when he sold his land, and only laid a part of the money at the apostles’ feet. The same action by both men, but driven by different motivations. If Ananias did not have the right motivation, he could have made it easy on himself by just not selling the land. We need to make sure that we listen to our own heart, and not make decisions that are not true to it; for there is no faster way to add difficulty to our path to happy. In all that you do, make sure to do what is right by staying true to your real focus and purpose that lies in your own power. We need to ask ourselves why are we doing what we are deciding to do of our own free will. The Father in Heaven has but one purpose, and that is for his will to be done. When you come to deal with the Father, make sure you come in faith, or do not yet come until you are ready; for there is no other purpose for you to come unto Father if it is not but to do his will. John 6:38, “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.” So find your focus first, and then you will know why you should decide to come, or decide with power in your hand, to promise Father anything. It is best to just walk out the word of God for a while, or move in the gifts of the Holy Ghost for a tune up; for when you step to Father to enter into the time and season now at hand to manifest: there is no turning back as Father Has To Do, What Father Has To Do.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.