Conditional Blessings

Throughout the Word of God, we find that there are many blessings from God that have conditions. Whenever you read the words “if” or “choose” in the Word, you need to look to see if there is a condition that must be met in order to receive the blessing.

It’s either your way or God’s way, and your choice forever matters. “Today I am giving you a choice of two ways. And I ask heaven and earth to be witnesses of your choice. You can choose life or death. The first choice will bring a blessing. The other choice will bring a curse. So choose life! Then you and your children will live.” (Deuteronomy 30:19 ERV).

The conditions set forth by God are not meant to keep you from a better life but to guide you to a better life. The choices we make determine the life we will live and the consequences we will live in. With men, there is a choice, but with God, it is always an Amen.

It’s better to pray about decisions than consequences. “With every step you take, think about what he wants, and he will help you go the right way” (Proverbs 3:6 ERV).

The biggest condition for us is the choice we have between heaven and hell. Jesus made the way to heaven, but it is up to us to walk down that path. The question is never if we are good enough but if we will acknowledge Jesus as the Lord over our life.

When it comes to your salvation, it’s not enough to just say Jesus is Lord; you have to believe it. “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9 NKJV).

The world tries to remove conditions thinking it is unfair to reward some and not others. The problem with that thinking is that it is more unfair to reward equally when some will work for it and others will not. Conditions are what create fairness for the actions of people.

God changes those who let Him. “If you choose to love sin, it will become your master… But if you choose to love and obey God, he will lead you into perfect righteousness” (Romans 6:16 TPT).

The Word of God tells us that if we make the right choices and do what the Lord wants, He will help us in all we do. The Lord will only bless you when you’re going the right way because He doesn’t want you to go the wrong way.

If you change a little each day, then you’re on the right track. “If you do what the Lord wants, he will make certain each step you take is sure. The Lord will hold your hand, and if you stumble, you still won’t fall” (Psalm 37:23-24 CEV).

We can choose to believe for more, and when we do, we will get more from our praying. This does not mean you will get everything you pray for, but you will get more in your belief than your unbelief. Faith is a gift, and it is our choice whether to receive it.

It’s more important you believe God can help you than you keep asking Him in your unbelief. “Jesus said to him, ‘If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes’” (Mark 9:23 NKJV).

If we give our worries to the Lord, then He will give us His peace in return. We only have to keep worrying about those things we refuse to trust the Lord with. We must remember that we don’t have to worry about our future because He is holding it in His hands.

You need to pray about things instead of agonizing over them. “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank him for his answers. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7 TLB).

God gives us the conditions, and it is up to us to make the right choices. We cannot go back and change our decisions, but we can choose in this day how we will live. The choices you make forever matter. Never underestimate the importance of choosing wisely in everything you do.

The sum of your life is all the choices that you make. “Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15 NKJV).

Too often, we justify our mistakes because of the wisdom or discipline that we lack. But there is no excuse because if we are in need of anything, then all we have to do is ask God to help us. The problem is only if your pride prevents you from seeking the Lord’s help.

If you want to make wise choices, simply ask God to help you. “If any of you lacks wisdom [to guide him through a decision or circumstance], he is to ask of [our benevolent] God, who gives to everyone generously and without rebuke or blame, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5 AMP).

Blessings to you,

Paul Balius

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