The First Step: Believe God! Jesus said in John 14:1 – “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me!” With this information, Jesus is teaching us that we do not have to panic, because we have access to control. We can fight fear with faith and when we do, we grab hold of our emotions and let them know who is the boss.
The Second Step: Change Perspective! Jesus said in John 14:2-3 “My Father’s House has many rooms, if it were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” Life here on this earth is pocket change compared to our life in ETERNITY. Think about the big picture – our 70, 80, 90 years here on earth are nothing compared to the rest of our existence in eternity. We often get so caught up and distracted by this small amount of time in this human experience, that we forget that we are spiritual beings.
We can live supernatural lives everyday! Life is about so much more than the day to day trivia that we so often get distracted by. Learn to enjoy the moments and embrace the challenges. Always be moving forward to your eternal life and all the rewards, blessings and victories that it has in store for you.
When you learn to let go – life is good!
The Third Step: Know What You Know! Jesus said in John 14:4-7 “You know the way to the place where I am going. Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him.” You may not realize it and you may not believe it, but you know the way! It’s built into each one of us. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says: “He has made everything appropriate in it’s time. He has also set eternity in their heart…” This is not a physical/flesh/outside understanding. This is a spiritual/eternal/inside understanding.
Don’t be dumb. If Jesus says you know something, then know it, claim it and live it. He is not a way, a truth or a life. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father, except through Him. When I think of this amazing eternal life that He offers to me, I can’t help but remember the chorus to that beautiful hymn “Living For Jesus” when it says: O Jesus, Lord and Savior, I give myself to Thee, For Thou, in Thy atonement, didst give Thyself for me; I own no other Master, my heart shall be Thy throne; My life I give, henceforth to live, O Christ, for Thee alone.”
Live for Jesus and you will be blessed today and for all eternity!