Everyone wants to make a difference. It's built into us. It's why we think we can change the world when we're young. Then, as we get older, that youthful idealism tends to fade and we give up those dreams of making a difference in the world. But it was never meant to be that way. God always intended your life to be a life that makes an eternal difference. This week we identify the roadblocks to making a difference and how to break through them to live a life that counts.
From the beginning God's plan for his Church was that it would exist not for itself but for the world. We are called to be ministers to the world around us. When we choose to be ministers we break down walls, heal broken hearts, and make a difference in the world around us.
Jesus said, "The son of man came not to be served but to serve..." Jesus always intended his Church to give their lives away so the world would know Him. That starts with choosing the heart of a servant.
We're taught our whole lives to be self-sufficient. To pull ourselves up by our bootstraps. To be independent. But what if that's all wrong? What if we weren't created to be independent? What if we were created for dependence? It's only in dependence that we can find true freedom in this life.
In order to accomplish the purposes and plans that God has for us, we must be page turners. We must allow God to move us forward in life to writing the next chapter and not stay stuck reading and rereading our previous chapters. #turnthepage
Father's Day is a day filled with different emotions for everyone. For some people it's joy and celebration, but for many people it's a day filled with pain due to broken relationships with their own fathers. Unfortunately, sometimes we view our Heavenly Father through the lens given to us by our earthly father. But even the best fathers can't love like the Heavenly Father, because His love is perfect.
Everybody wants to be happy, right? But happiness is temporary and fleeting. What we really need is joy. Deep, abiding joy. Joy can get us through the best of times and the worst of times, but it's hard to find. This week we learn the things that block joy in our lives and how we can overcome them.
Relationships are the key to life. Whether for better or for worse, they never leave us the same. This week we learn five characteristics of the kind of people you need in your life if you're ever going to live the full, abundant, purpose-filled life God has for you.
Walking through the right doors in life can be difficult. How do we know which doors are the ones God has put in front of us? How do we know which are just great opportunities? In trying to find God's plan for our lives, walking through the right doors is key. In part two of this two part series we discover the second guardrail that keeps us in the center of God's plan for our lives, and makes sure we always walk through the right doors.
God's will seems like an elusive thing sometimes. So often we know our lives aren't where they're supposed to be, but finding and living in God's will seems so difficult. Simply by asking ourselves three simple questions and being honest with ourselves we can get our lives back on track and live God's plan for our lives.