It is hard to learn something new, when you think you already know everything. We hear and learn exactly what we want based on our very own values, beliefs, prejudices and personal history. We wonder why we never grow and why we seem to be our own worst enemy? A teachable spirit is an open invitation to a changed life. A changed life is a growing life and and growing life gives glory to the Creator as it shares blessings with all around. You Creator wants you to be happy and healthy, but allows you to make choices for yourself. Life is about learning to make the right choices.
Do you really want to walk closer to your Creator? Do you long to walk close, so that you may hear His chuckles and sighs. Do you want to learn to see and experience the newness of life that only He can bring. Do you know that you must let go of your old tired ways? Do you know this is so hard to do, but not impossible? To know His will, you must know Him, to know Him, you must let go of some things, so that you can grab hold of others.
We must learn to seek His face with an open heart and clear mind, knowing and trusting that as we journey forward with Him that He will bring about the transformation of our lives by the renewing of our minds. The work that we need to have done in our lives, is not a work that we do, it is a work that we invite Him to do, by doing the work of faith that invites Him to come in and do His thing.
I challenge you to step away from the distractions and become totally focused on your Creator and the stuff of His creation. He wants you to understand Him and as you seek to understand Him and His ways, you will live according to the path that He has marked out for you.
Embrace Him and His will and be satisfied with nothing else and you will live blessed!
“If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.” Mark 8:35
This is one of those powerful lessons in the Scriptures that we often fly over and miss. “If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it.” Life is not something that we hang onto, Life is something that we live and in the living of life, we experience life. Life with all of it’s ups and downs is living and living is much more than just existing.
The key to really living is not trying to live life, but trying to give life, because when we give our life away to love others as we have been loved, then we really begin to live. The good news is that God loves each of us and has an amazing plan for our lives.
Don’t miss life, because you have gotten distracted by trying to make a living. Live life by giving your life to your Creator by serving and making life better for others. You will find that life is a whole lot more fun, when you focus on more than just existing…
“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.” Romans 12:1
We know what we should do, but doing it is often the real challenge. We know what we should not do, but keeping ourselves from doing it is the really hard thing to do. I have noticed that most of the battles that take place in my physical life, take place in my mind before they manifest themselves in reality.
Learning to fight and win the battle in the mind, will save us a lot of heartache, time and trouble in the long run. What we give to God, God can take and use in amazing ways to move us to a place of blessing and fulfillment. The beautiful thing is that this allows us to give to God glory, which He is due and it allows God to give us blessing, which allows us to give Him even greater glory.
Take some time today to think about the battles you are fighting in your mind. Fight those battles and win – you will be glad you did!