By Morgan Perry
Have you ever had an opportunity that looks so intriguing and and feels so right but you know that the Lord's promises are tremendously better? Yeah me too. I think we've all been there, or least will be there at some point in our life!
Patience is hard. People, I know it's not always easy! Patience is definitely not one of my strong holds in any area of my life, but patience is key.
I've heard my Youth Pastor, Geoffrey, speak hundreds of times and my all time favorite thing he has ever talked about is his experience with the restaurant Texas De Brazil.
Texas De Brazil is Geoffrey's favorite restaurant and every time he goes, he prepares for it. He will eat heavy the night before, and then he won't eat all day until he goes to Texas De Brazil. Of course, he gets hungry at different times throughout the day so it took a lot of strength to say no the the snickers bar that was calling his name every time he felt his stomach growl. Imagine the temptation you would feel around lunch time just to have a taste of food!!!
You're probably thinking "so what if he has a snickers bar! Dinner will still be good!" But will it be as good?
If Geoffrey knows that if he can just ignore the hunger in the moment, he will be completely satisfied within hours, then why would he eat the snickers bar?
Because it tastes good NOW.
I've made choices in my life that I knew I shouldn't have just because I desired to have it in the moment. I'm still learning to never settle for anything less than what He promises. It's not easy, and it's not always fun, but I can promise you that the things of this world will never fulfill you the way Jesus can!
Guys, the promises of the Lord are so much better! Jesus is our Texas De Brazil and the world is our snickers. Which one are you going to choose?
Whether it's the party you just got invited to, the new group of friends you want to hang out with or you're into the new boy in town, always make sure that you are aligning with Jesus. Is this situation the snickers or is it Texas De Brazil?
"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes." Psalm 37:7