How do you want to live?
This is probably the most difficult part, deciding what kind of a life you want to live.
- Are you content to go home, look in the mirror and say, you know what I like my life. I like the crazy, busy life that I've created for myself. Or
- Do you want more from this life? Do you want more of God?
If you want more, take out your pens and papers and get ready, because you are going to want to write this down.
No. 1. Determine that you want to live the life that God created you to live.
- You were created with a purpose in this life, but you have to determine that you are going to obediently live the life that God is calling you to live. Without compromise. 100%. All about God all of the time. It's got to be His way, and only His way. Remember, it's not about you!
16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
21 And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, 23 if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.
From the very beginning, it's been all about God's plan and the demonstration of His incredible love for you. That all things were made by Him and for Him, including YOU. Everything is held together by HIs hand. He is the head of the body, the church, of YOU! And what He is doing is restoring you. YOU who once turned you back to him. YOU, once the enemy of God, caught up in sin and evil living. He sent his Son Jesus to do for YOU so that YOU might be counted as one of His children. Living faithfully, putting Him first. Not blown by the fads of the world but steadfast. 100% committed to proclaim the gospel, the Good News that you have put your faith in!
Are you determined to live that kind of a life? Yes? Then say yes. Say today, right now, I'm done playing the game. And surrender yourself to God's will.
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