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It’s not a Feeling

The problem with most of us these days, is that our words and actions are based on our feelings. When someone says something that hurts us, we retaliate with even more hurtful words. When someone’s opinion is different to ours, we become offended and want nothing to do with that person anymore. The problem is, we live our lives based on our feelings.

Why is it that so many people are doing so little to make a positive impact in this world. The  answer can be summed up in one word: ‘Feelings’! We don’t feel like disrupting our own comfortable lives, to help others. Because truly helping other might just require us to step out of our own cosy environment, and step into something that will be confronting and painful.

You see, we are willing to give from a place of abundance, as long as we feel that it won’t affect us too much. It’s easy to give, when it’s easy to give! It’s easy to do, when it’s easy to do! It’s easy to go, when it’s easy to go. But what if Jesus used that same way of thinking? What if Jesus chose to act like us?

If Jesus based his life on what He was feeling, He would never have come to this Earth. He would never have died on the cross. He would never have loved us. His love for is not, will not, and has never found its foundation on feelings. He came to show us how to live. Why then do we choose our comfort over His calling.

If you don’t feel like running, get up and do it anyway. It’s good for you. If you don’t feel like stepping out into the unknown because you feel scared, do it anyway. If you don’t feel like committing your life to what God is calling you to do, do it anyway! Let us never allow our feelings to determine our words and our actions. Because if we do, we will live comfortable but unfulfilled lives that have no purpose.

Have a great day!

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The Right Fear

I’m not sure about you, but I’ve read the Bible and I know how it end. So why will I bow down to the fear mongering of a godless society? Anyone with a heartbeat will know that over the past few years, leaders have been trying to scare the living daylights out of the entire world, creating a narrative that is simply fictional.

We have been made to believe that things are spinning out of control. The arrogance of the people in power is clear to see, if we choose to look. They claim to be the ones who can save us and the ones who know what’s best for us. They tell us that if we don’t listen to their “words” then we are selfish and reckless.

But I know God. I know that He has never relinquished His authority. He is still in control. And because He lives, I can face tomorrow and the next day, without any fear. I fear God alone and will yield to Him alone. My God knows what’s best for me. I don’t need godless leaders to tell me. He created me, not them. He is the One I submit to, not them.

So decide today whom you will fear. Will it be a godless society, or the God who created you. As for me, I will fear and worship the Lord my God.

Have a wonderful day!

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A little further

God never said that the journey would be easy! But He did say that the destination would more than make up for the pain along the way.

When we focus on what God is calling us to do, the enemy’s voice will shout, in an attempt to drown out God’s whisper. Don’t let it happen. The loudest voice, is often the one we need to ignore. The most popular road, is always the easy road. Society is so focused on comfort and ease, that there seems to be no other option than to stop when the road gets rough. But don’t. It doesn’t mean because most people are doing something, that it is right. Keep going a little further. It’s that extra mile of “roughness” that makes us aware of how much we need God

You see, when life is easy and the road is smooth, there always seems to be lots of traffic. That’s what most people consider to be life’s purpose – being comfortable and making things as easy as possible. But that’s just not it! Life’s purpose is to be living your calling. And to know what that calling is, we need to put our faith in God. And to do that, we need to experience every bump in the road. Because without those bumps, we seem to think that we don’t need Him. So, if you want to experience a life of purpose and impact, keep going a little further. It won’t be comfortable, but boy, it will be worth it!

The saying, “There is safety in numbers” is so true. Not the way the world sees it, though. When we walk with God, we are always in the majority. When we put our trust in Him, there is no army that can defeat us. We might be weak in the eyes of the world, but what does that matter when the world is blinded by all the wrong things. In God’s eyes, like Gideon, we are mighty warriors, when we put our trust in Him. Like David, we can defeat any enemy. Like Peter, we can do the impossible, if we only keep our eyes on Him. We too, can be used by God in a mighty way, if only we would choose to keep going a little further.

Have an amazing day!

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No Way!

There’s a reason why they call it “The Rat Race”. It’s not our race to run. We are people, not rats! And we have been created with a purpose. And our purpose is more than just paying bills for things that we mostly don’t need. Think about this! How many things do we have in our lives, that we don’t really need? How many things do we hang on to, that are simply luxuries? And we end up working in unfulfilling jobs, to pay for things that we don’t need, while our passions are dismissed as pipe dreams.

There is a graveyard of unfulfilled dreams, that have died because we decide to follow a life that society portrays as necessary. We turn our backs on our passion and calling, and instead choose to do the “responsible” thing. We choose to work hard, buy a house, get our kids into the “best” schools, and make sure they attend the “best” universities, so that they can repeat the cycle all over again. And, as a result, we have a generation that is unfulfilled and depressed.

What your children need to see, are parents who love life. Children need to  their parents live lives of passion and purpose.  It is far more important to make an impact, than to make a wad of money. It is far more exciting to be passionate about what we do, than to be comfortable with the things we surround ourselves with. So, lets’ stop existing the way society prescribes, and start living the life that God has for us. When we do that, our passion will wake us up in the morning, and keep us awake at night.

So sleep less, and live the life you were called to live. Don’t live the life you have been made to believe is the one for you, by a society that has no interest in the God who created you. No way!

Have an amazing day!

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Don’t …

When we have a worldview that this life is all there is, we tend to put all our effort into making sure that we are as comfortable as possible. That makes sense. But what doesn’t make sense is believing that our lives are just random, and that we simply exist for no real purpose at all. There is no way that anyone can truly believe that the universe came into existence through some or other random event.

If we don’t doubt that everything we see in our homes, in our streets and in our cities have been made by someone, then why is it so implausible that our perfect universe, was created by a perfect God? There is no doubt in my mind that God is the creator of all things. There is no doubt that He is eternal and that there is an eternity waiting for us.

Because of that, this life is but a wink of the eye compared to what is waiting for us. Why then, would we choose short Earthly comfort, to replace an eternity in the presence of God? He has put us here on Earth, to make a difference. We were born for a time such as this, when the world is in desperate need of direction.

But if we choose to allow our comfort, to stop us from reaching out to a world in need,  we are the ones who are losing out. There is nothing as soul-warming as letting go of things that are holding us back, and stepping into a future of purpose. There is nothing more rewarding than opening the cage of comfort that ensnares us, and flying to the calling that God has for us.

Don’t allow yourself to get stuck in that cage! Don’t sacrifice a life of purpose for a life of comfort! Just don’t do it!

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Tomorrow belongs to God

You don’t have to see the whole staircase to be able to take the first step.

It is said that the one thing most people regret, when looking back on their lives, is the failure to take risks. It certainly is true that risks might lead to failure, but the failure to risk, in itself, is the greatest disservice we can do to ourselves.

Living a “safe” life might be safe, but a ship was never built to stay in the harbour. In the same way, God created you and me, to take risks, because a relationship with Him is based on faith. And we all know that faith is what we employ when we can’t control the outcome. And the day we realise that God is in control of everything, we will untie that rope that fastens us to life’s harbour.

The moment we sail off into the unknown, is the moment that our adventure with God truly begins. In our eyes it might be a risk to travel into unchartered waters, but it warms God’s heart when we choose to trust Him with our tomorrows. As Christians we know that all our tomorrows belong to God. He has, and always will be in control. And the sooner we let go and let God take control of our lives, the sooner we will truly begin to live.

Today, I choose to truly live. I choose to untie the rope of comfort that is holding me back from reaching my full potential for God. I choose to trust God, to whom tomorrow belongs, and to live the rest of my life for Him.

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Every Action

Sometimes, a break in routine is what we need to make us realise that earthly thing are of no value in eternity.

Why is it that we spend all our time and energy, focusing on the here and now? Don’t we realise that what we accumulate on Earth, is of no lasting consequence? Don’t we stop and wonder why we invest so much of ourselves to things that will fade and disappear?  It is ridiculous to pour ourselves into something that amounts to nothing.

The only way we can live a life of purpose, is to focus on eternity. The only way that our lives will amount to anything of real substance, is when our actions are linked to our eternal mindset. I’m not sure about you, but I don’t want to gain everything this world has to offer, at the expense of honouring My Father in heaven.

It’s time for every Christian to step up and focus on what’s eternal, rather than on what’s comfortable. You see, comfort is what the enemy uses to lull Christians into a false  sense of contentment.  As soon as our lives get too comfortable, we tend to focus on the things of this world. But when we are out there on the battlefield, we know that we need God.

I want my life to reflect an eternal mindset, not a  temporary waste of time. There are people out there who are dying without Christ, while we are sitting in our comfortable auditoriums, focusing on our own needs as a church. Let’s get our hands dirty, in order to get our hearts in line with God’s will.

Have an amazing day!

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It doesn’t depend

The main difference between happiness and joy, is that joy doesn’t depend on our circumstances. The only way anyone can experience true joy, is to know the true God, the creator of heaven and Earth – the One who created each of us in His image.

There’s a reason why there are more suicides today than ever before. It’s not surprising that depression has become a serious modern-day problem. People are trying to find something that will give them peace and joy, but never find it. We never find it because we keep looking in all the wrong places. We run after happiness, when what we need is joy!

Finding happiness only solves the problem temporarily. When we experience financial issues, our happiness takes a nose-dive. When relationships turn sour, our happiness glass is filled with disillusionment. And this all happens because we are trying to find contentment in temporary things. It’s time to look in a different place, for something more lasting.

Joy is eternal and is found in an eternal God. When we put our faith in Him, we have an “even if” attitude. Even if our circumstances aren’t fantastic, we know that God is still in control. Even if God doesn’t make a way out of a difficult spot, He is always there with us. Even if this life is tough, we know that there is an eternity with Him waiting for us.

And that is where joy is found. Remember, never to let anything fill you so with sorrow, as to forget the joy of Christ risen.

Have an amazing day.

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Only way to be Real

In a world that is expecting us to be something that we weren’t created to be, we will never find true peace. And we will never be content. But, there’s an “unless”. We will never find true joy in this world, unless we have a relationship with Father God. Our Father is the One who created us, as a potter uses clay. And in that “creation process”, He knew exactly what His plan was.

But then, sin grabbed hold of us and the enemy tried to thwart God’s plan with his lies and deception. But what we need to remember, is that Satan isn’t in control, God is! Despite what the world may think, God has never given away His authority. He is, and always will be the only One who reigns.

Because God created us with a plan for our lives, He is the only One in whom we need to put our trust. He is the only One who really knows who we are. And when we have a living relationship with Him, we begin to know who we are also! We don’t need to try and be who the world wants us to be. We just need to be real; and be who God created us to be.

So, if you’re tired of pretending and trying to please everyone, yet still feeling empty, start to be yourself. And the only way to do that is to know your Father, who created you.

Have an amazing day!