So many people live one life on the outside and have another entirely unused life on the inside. So often, we settle for an existence instead of any abundant life, and because of that we are missing out on the adventure God has called us to live!
At some point we must step out of the boat and take a risk. That’s the only way we can know whether or not something is going to work. Until we take a leap of faith, we will always wonder, “What if?”
I realize it seems daunting to exchange what we know for the great unknown. But we cannot continue to do things the same way and expect a different result. As hard as it is, we must make the decision that we are going to deal with our past, let God heal our wounds, confront our fear and jump into the great unknown.
The faith life is a great mystery and adventure. I’ve learned that if we are willing to lose control so that God can have control, we are in for the ride of our lives!
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7)
Someone once said, “Show me your friends, and I’ll show you your future.”
It’s true; we will travel the same path as our friends, so we must choose wisely. Right relationships are the key, not only to success but to actually staying on track with our God-given destinies. The relationships that we nurture either detract us from our calling or launch us toward His plan for our lives.
God has created us for relationship, and friends are His gift to us. Let’s ensure that the relationships we are building are taking us toward our destiny and not away from it.
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm. (Proverbs 13:20, ESV)
Do you have a goal or a dream?
There is a real difference between a goal and a dream. With natural planning and ability, we can make a goal a reality. A dream, on the other hand, needs God’s supernatural power to bring it to fulfillment.
Dreams take faith.
Don’t just set small goals; dream big, audacious dreams!
“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.” (Joel 2:28)
Without a doubt, I think fear is the thing that cripples and immobilizes people more than anything else. In fact, while researching the topic of fear, I learned about literally hundreds of different phobias that affect people’s lives every day.
Fear paralyzes us, thus destroying our effectiveness, and it is not a respecter of persons. The truth is, we all have things we are afraid of. If we are to truly step into our destinies, then we must decide that we will not allow fear to rule us. The only way we can do this is by the Word of God, the one thing that can truly demolish our fears.
If you are struggling with fear today, use the weapon God has given you and you will win! Choose to put your thoughts on Jesus instead of your fear.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)
... in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:6)