Have you ever been determined to do something no matter what? Nothing can draw you away from reaching for and attaining that goal. There is no prize you will accept but victory.
Or are you someone who has a price on everything? You want to do some things, but if the reward is great enough, you can be swayed away from the task.
DETERMINED: Having a firm or fixed purpose.
I’m sure we’ve all seen a talent show where someone is determined to become a star. Some rather dishonest people in their life have told them they can do anything. They have talent. Don’t let anyone tell you that you cannot accomplish your dream. Then they sing. It becomes apparent that someone has lied to this individual and that their determination is horribly misplaced.
Are you determined to do something? Where do you get your confidence to do what you’ve set out to do?
Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be dismayed. Therefore, I have set my face like a stone, determined to do his will. And I know that I will triumph.
Isaiah 50:7 (NLT)
When we make the determination to do the will of God, there is an assurance that comes with it. We can be confident in our decision and our coming victory.
For when we brought you the Good News, it was not only with words but also with power, for the Holy Spirit gave you full assurance that what we said was true.
1 Thessalonians 1:5a (NLT)
When our determination leads us to do the will of God, the power of the Holy Spirit within us gives us the confidence we need to fulfill our purpose no matter what. Like Isaiah, we can set our face like a stone and push ahead toward the vision God has placed before us being confident in our triumph.
Daily Bible reading: Isaiah 50-52, 1 Thessalonians 1