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Eliminating Options

Psalm 123:1-2

I lift my eyes to You, the One enthroned in heaven. Like a servant’s eyes on His master’s hand, like a servant girl’s eyes on her mistress’s hand, so our eyes are on the LORD our God until He shows us favor.

A slave is completely dependent upon his master and looks to him for provision. His purpose is to serve the master, and he is there waiting for his next command. He does not have the choice nor freedom to look for answers elsewhere. So should our dependence be upon God. When our heart is so fixed upon seeking God that no other option remains, we are in a position to receive His favor. Our submission demands a response from His bountiful supply.

Such submission does not always come easy for us. At times, we willingly submit to God because of the harshness we’ve received in the world. When we’ve no other place to turn, submission to God’s kindness and mercy is not as difficult as it was when we thought we had options. Rock bottom may seem like a place of complete devastation, but it may be the place where we come face to face with God’s favor and begin to experience new direction and a new level of faith that will change the course of our lives.

You don’t have to hit rock bottom to receive God’s favor. You can freely choose to look to Him today. When we eliminate all other options and willingly choose to serve Him and wait for His response, we have chosen to receive His favor, rather than to try to gain an answer on our own. God’s favor can take you farther than you ever dreamed you could go, and His response is certainly worth the wait. Choose to be a servant with her eyes fixed upon her master today, and wait for His favor. He will not deny a submissive heart because it depends upon Him.

Have a blessed day!

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