Thrive. Not Just Survive. #1

Do you ever feel like you can’t function? Can’t take that next step on your journey? Jump-3

Ever feel like you’re going through the motions, wondering “what’s the point”?

Ever feel like you’re just … surviving? Me, too.

When pain overwhelms, fear and anger can easily settle in to our minds and make their home. And the temptation soars–the temptation to immediately find something or someone you think will help you rise out of the raging seas.

Some turn to food–overeating. Some turn to tv. Some pornogragphy. Most of us engage in something with determination that this will relieve our pain or at least help us … survive.

But these don’t. They don’t even help us survive. They are more like a winding staircase going downward into places we’d rather not be.

I’m finding out that life is not about surviving.

Not the Christian life. It’s not about feeling good or at least better.

It’s not about trying to please God enough so that He will make us happy. It’s certainly not about seeking to earn His favor for us. He already does!

I’m learning what the Christian life is all about.

I think it can be centered on one word.

Trust.

It’s about trusting the God of love and power. Trusting that He is who He says He is.

Trusting that He will do what He says He will do.

Trusting that He’s big enough. That He’s loving enough.

That His grace is enough.

That His promises are more than enough.

Trusting that He’s enough for us to live real life.

Trusting in Him–that He’s enough for us to thrive.

Not just survive.

(Prov. 3:5-6; 2 Sam. 22:30-32)

What is the object of your trust when you feel overwhelmed with pain, stress, anxiety, fear, etc.? If it’s not Jesus, then it’s time to change your mind.

Get The Art of Perseverance: The Enemy Fails When Up Against a Man Whose Trust is in the Lord. Available on Amazon.

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