Your being a success at what and who God has called you to be will not happen by accident! I see so many people today that are doing good things and hoping that just by staying in the “circle of good” that success will find them! You have to do not only good things, but the right good things, if you want to experience the success that God has in store for you! You have a life that is full of potential! You have a God that longs for you to experience fulfillment! But your potential means nothing, if you fail to use it for His glory. And fulfillment cannot come, unless you are willing to work for it!
Yesterday we talked about creating time with and for God! This is vital if you are going to the next level. This time with God allows you to hear from Him and know His will for your life! YOU CANNOT BE AND DO WHAT GOD HAS CALLED YOU TO WITHOUT VITAL TIME WITH HIM! I am not talking about being a “holier than thou!” I am talking about realizing that their is a Creator and He has a plan for His creation. Get to know the Creator and get to know the plan! The first step to your experiencing the success and fulfillment that God has for you – is taking and making the time for Him!
With Him you can strengthen your family, grow your relationships, improve your career, develop you faith and find physical energy that you never dreamed existed! It is true that you will reap what you sow! How can you expect a harvest if you don’t take time to plant some seeds? Your effort today may not bring you anything today, but it will eventually bring you something and that something will be reward if you are walking according to God’s plan! Don’t live your life by accident – live your life on purpose and for a purpose!
Let’s get started working on a new you for the new year! Think for just a moment about the fact that you are not an accident! God created you on purpose and for a purpose! When you begin to really understand and believe this – it changes everything! In Genesis we read that God “CREATED!” We also know that God created us in His own image! Are you ready for this?
YOU WERE CREATED BY THE CREATOR TO CREATE! If God – the Creator – created you in His image – then He created you to create! So, let me ask you a question: What are you going to create today? Today is the creation of God that offers you a blank canvas to create something amazing. Today is the gift that God has given to you – what you do with today is your gift to God! When you get busy doing the thing that you were created to do, you will find fulfillment in your purpose!
Let’s make it simple: What are you going to create in your spiritual, physical and mental life? For the spiritual – you need to create some time to spend with God. I know you are thinking: “I don’t have anymore time!” This is why you have to “create” or make time! What can you give up, let go or push aside, so that you can have some time to talk and listen to God? Now give it up, let it go and push it aside and BOOM! – you just created time that you can now spend with God!
Now as you spend this time with God, He is going to speak to you about other areas of your life that you need to be “CREATIVE” about! What do you need to create in your physical life? Come on – be honest – you can do this! What do you need to create in you mental/emotional life? Come on – this is what you were created for! You can do it and once you take that first step it is amazing where God can and will take you! I hope you have some fun and fulfillment doing the thing that God created you to do! Get busy CREATING and if you feel inclined please leave a comment that might encourage and bless others in their CREATION!
We make church about a lot of things, but if church is going to be successful for the Kingdom, it must become less about what most of us want it to be or think it should be and more about what God created, called and crafted it to be! Church has got to be about community – inside and outside!
Church needs to be about community inside! It needs to be a safe place and people that live dangerously through the power and grace of Almighty God! Church needs to be a place where I can belong, even with all of my imperfections! Church needs to be a place where I can work on myself, while helping and being helped by others! Church needs to be a place where I am honest about who and what I am and who and what I am not! Church needs to be a place where I am motivated, encouraged and grown for God’s glory and His Kingdom’s growth! Church on the inside needs to be more about the inside of me and getting that into alignment with God and His plan for my life, so that I can go outside for His glory!
Church needs to be about community on the outside! When I am becoming in my inside what I need to be on the inside of the church, I cannot be content with community on the inside, because in my heart and spirit I know that there is a world full of people that need exactly what I have received – living on the outside! If the inside is right and growing, then I am compelled by a force greater than myself to step outside of myself to reach into other people’s lives and make a difference! I can be a bridge from the inside to the outside and from the outside to the inside! This difference or bridge-building will be made through love, acceptance and blessing, not hate, judgment and curses!
Community will come on the inside and outside, when we learn to love as we have been loved! God help me to be loved by you, even though I am unlovable and help me to love others, especially when they are unlovable!