Summary: We must have a made up mind to serve Christ and get to heaven!
My Mind Is Made Up!
Joshua 24: 15(b)
:but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
Every Christian, including me, has at one time or another, Face difficult times and trying times and sad to say, there have been many who have turned their back on the Lord as a result. But by God’s amazing grace, I intend to remain faithful to the Lord.
There have been times when pressures have done their best to crush me.
There have been times when temptations has done its best to ensnare me.
There have been times when circumstances have done their best to frustrate me.
There have been times when adversaries have done their best to overthrow me.
There have been times when my fears have done their best to get possession of me.
There have been times when my disappointments have done their best to discourage me.
And there have been many times that the Devil himself, has done his best to destroy me…But I want you to know this morning that my mind is made up… I am going to serve the Lord!!!
There have even been times when the critics have done their best to condemn me.
There have been times when the unbeliever have done their best to deceive me.
There have been times when gossipers have done their best to ruin me.
Believe it or not there have even been times when some relatives have tried their best to persuade me to live their ungodly/ or wicked lifestyle but my mind is made up… I am going to serve the Lord! And that’s that…No matter what!
In all probability, I have faced or experienced about as much as the average Christian has. Sometimes I feel like more but I am not turning back…
Yes just like you this morning, I have had times in my life where burdens seemed too heavy for me to bear. But my mind is mind up!!
There have been times when my problems seemed too perplexing for me to even solve. But my mind is made up!
Is there anybody in here this morning with a made up mind! No matter what may or may not come your way you are going to serve the Lord!
I know that sometimes even the enemy may seemed too big and too fierce for us to face but is your mind made up!
I know sometimes hardships may seemed too great but is your mind made up!!
I know the pain in all our lives may seem at times too great or even to severe for us to endure. Nevertheless I want to encourage you to have a made up mind to serve the Lord through it all!
I want you to know this morning as I stand before you in my own personal life there have been a few days that were so dark and dreary. But my mind is made up!
There have been some sleepless nights that were long and lonely. But my mind is made up!
There have been trials in my life that were very fierce at times. But my mind is made up!
There have even been times in my life were people were jealous of me, because of it they try to ruin me and my family. But my mind is made up!
Listen to me this morning that even in my life there have been some situations that have also been quite embarrassing to me and my family. But my mind is made up!
Believe it or not this morning, there have even been a few church members who were very difficult to pastor. Nevertheless, my mind is made up… I am going to keep serving the Lord!
I want you to know this morning that there are a few things in life that I have discovered that I am quite sure of and that is this…
A person can live for God….IF YOU WANT TO.
A person can overcome Temptation…IF YOU WANT TO.
A person can withstand the storms of life…IF YOU WANT TO.
A person can quit bad habits…IF YOU WANT TO.
A person can resist the devil…IF YOU WANT TO.
A person can defeat depression…IF YOU WANT TO.
And the best thing I have discovered in life is that a person can have unspeakable JOY within your heart and life…IF YOU WANT TO.
All you have to do is have a made up mind to serve the Lord! Come what may it does not matter because you have a mind up mind.