Jesus died so you may have life and life more abundantly. It is up to you to press into God and ask Him to unlock the secrets and mysteries in that book. It’s up to you whether your life on earth is a pamphlet or a novel. You have the power to decide to live out everything the Lord has written about you in that book.
If what you’re pursuing in life doesn’t come from a burning desire within you—from the very depths of who you are and what you believe—you will not be able to accomplish it.
There are some people in life we get along with well, and others we don’t. And in some cases, we’re not supposed to! Now let’s be clear: we’re not talking about being unloving, insensitive, or divisive. Paul says, ‘Do all… you can to live in peace with everyone.’
It’s a mistake to cling to someone when God is telling you to let them go. Until you obey God, the storm you’re in will keep getting worse, as in the case of Jonah. The Bible says: ‘The sea was growing more tempestuous.
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.’ So here’s the question: if you truly believe that Scripture, why are you complaining, worrying, and trying to figure everything out.
Is God calling you? Maybe it has to do with your work, or your relationships, or your money, or facing your biggest fear. God’s call will go to the core of who you are and what you do.
Paul said: ‘My life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.
Whether your struggle is with alcohol, drugs, sex, anger, gossip, forgiveness, stealing, lying, or gambling, one thing’s certain—we are all born with a propensity towards certain behaviors.