Perseverance

Posted by | March 18, 2016 | Blog | No Comments

Ephesians 2:10 – For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Ever feel like the work you do, the mission you have, just isn’t coming together? Maybe its hard, maybe people around you aren’t supportive or it just seems impossible. Ever feel like you cannot get your hands around it or control the outcome? And then the doubt “Maybe I have chosen the wrong mission.” This can all be so hard on our heart! As a result it can be so temping to settle. The lure of safety and security, the ease of building an existence that feeds our illusion of control, all the voices we hear on a daily basis; they are all begging us to settle for a smaller story. We’re told we need to build wealth, to have job security, that the path to success is as simple as A+B=C. We look around us and wonder why others seem to prosper, when all we seem to do is strive. But is that all there is? Aren’t we created for more?! All of these voices and messages conflict with the One True Voice that calls us to something greater, the bigger story. The mission that our Heavenly Father has for us is BIG, relative to ourselves. He designed the mission to be lived out in intimacy and dependence on him. We will fail if we go at it alone. Our Heavenly Father has created us for something more! We are designed in His image, with a purpose for our lives, to carry out His will “on Earth as it is in Heaven.” Because our heavenly dad is our creator, he not only knows who we are, but why we are created…He alone has the answers to all of our deep core questions and insecurities. So instead of allowing distractions, confusion, worry, independence, and fear to lead us into a mere existence, lean into your heavenly father who desires that we boldly walk in faith, obedience and intimacy with Him.

Hebrews 12:1 – Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us!

“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”

Teddy Roosevelt

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