Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6)
I’ve heard this ever since I was a little girl in Sunday School. It’s always been just another scripture to me, not holding any more significance than that.
This morning it returned to my spirit. In this specific scripture, Jesus clearly outlines the three keys to living my life as simply and most effectively as I can.
He says He’s the way. That means whatever I want for myself will never come close to what He has in store and it’s only until I let my way go that He’ll begin to work. His way is the best way. Hands down. So follow Him.
He goes on to say He’s the truth. That means He is the standard for the way in which my life is measured against. I am to look to Him for guidance and direction…. which makes it easier for me because now I don’t have to figure everything out on my own. I can simply rest in Him.
Finally, He declares that He is the life. Any other route leads to death. Death isn’t always physical though. It could be the end of something, like a friendship or an idea. Having Him as my source of life ensures I always return to Him for everything. There is nothing and no one in this world that can take Him away from me.
With that said, this scripture is all the clarity I need.
If you’re struggling with something this morning, know that this isn’t the end.
This too shall pass.
Don’t forget the battles you won last year. Keep moving forward. He’s with you always until the very end. If you’re struggling with the same things as last year, look at your approach. The Israelites spent 40 years wandering around the desert. If they only shifted their focus, that journey could have taken significantly less time.
Don’t miss your blessing because you fail to understand the importance of change. It’s inevitable but what remains constant, the same, secure, and steadfast is our Heavenly Father. He is always and will always be there. Leave your struggles at the altar and pick up peace instead. Cast your burdens on Him, He loves you! You think He wants to see you struggling? No my love. He doesn’t. He wants you free and pursuing your purpose. Don’t ever forget that. Your God is bigger than your problems.
“The limit does not exist…the limit simply does not exist….”
… Mean Girls quote, anyone?
Kady (main character, designated and chosen Mean Girl), was trying to figure out a math problem when she said this line towards the end of the movie. However, it can be interpreted in a different way. At least for me, anyways.
Isn’t it crazy how often we put limits on ourselves? We give ourselves the strictest deadlines and sometimes the most unrealistic and unreasonable goals to achieve. We can often be our biggest critics too.
Why do we do this?
It could be for a number of reasons. One might be “The Grass Is Greener Syndrome”, where you look at the success of others and wonder why you haven’t reached that level yet. As a result, you put yourself into an unnecessary overdrive. Another reason could stem from a lack of faith in your talent. This might even be ironic if you’re an amazing cheerleader for your friends but not nearly as great for your own self. The list could go on and on…..but is it really helpful at the end of the day? Nope.. So let’s:
Imagine what life would be like if we took the limits off of ourselves. If we stopped worrying about what others thought or said about us, we could pour that energy back into our dreams. God has clearly outlined where and what we need to do, so why should we allow others to distract us from His 100% fool-proof plan? Why won’t we allow ourselves to live the life He has intentionally intended for us?
Let today be the day you take off the limits and soar higher than the eagles.
Today’s Challenge: Dare to live outside of the box. If not for your own self, for the ones looking up to your example.
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By God’s Grace we are coming to the end of another year. Surely each and everyone of us have experienced many new moments of life be it good or bad ,this past 1 year. Regardless, everyone is now looking forward to getting ready for a happy Christmas Season. Every child around the world is waiting for the Christmas day with excitement and expectation. Much of the reason behind this excitement can be attributed to non other than the Christmas present. When they think about Christmas the first picture that comes to their mind is about the Christmas Present, followed by Santa Clause or family gatherings and awesome food. Is this all that
there is to Christmas?. Is this the real meaning of Christmas?????
No. Never. Its far beyond that. Christmas is all about Jesus Christ who came to this world as a human to show the love of God for this lost world. At the end He showed the Love of God at the Cross bearing all our sins. When we were lost and rejected His love came & found us which is everlasting. The Bible tells, “For God So Loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”(John 3:16)
When we celebrate Christmas, are we focusing only on our happiness?? Just take a look around your surroundings. You can find men, women and children who are starving without the minimum human need of a single meal a day or a roof above their heads.They are humans like us whose circumstances forced them to face their predicament. Then why cannot we feed them for a moment?? If we fail to do so, it shows our selfishness. Remember Jesus was born not for a particular society or
people, but for the whole humanity. So more than self happiness lets make this Christmas special for someone who is expecting a caring hand from each one of us. Let them Praise God through each one of us. Just think about the smile of a child when he gets what he need. This is the real meaning of Christmas. A heart that loves and cares for others.
May this Christmas become a turning point in your life.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.