You know there has to be more; you're just not sure how to get there. One thing is certain; you just don't want to stay where you are at.
I read another quote tonight in the paper that said...
If you're not growing you're dead.
They were talking about a college football team but, that can apply to our Christian walk as well. We need to always be learning more about the Lord. Doing more for Him. We need to talk to Him...read the Word...share with others about Him...go to church...do everything we can to become closer to Him! It is essential for our journey to continue to grow in Him. The Army has a motto...Be all you can be! I think as Christians we should have a motto also. Mine is going to be...Learn all I can learn, grow all I can grow, do all I can do, live my life to the fullest...for HIM!
I'm sure it won't always be an easy thing to live this motto. Not only will I fail at times because I'm human but I'm sure the devil will put his two-cents worth in often. But you see...what I just said really makes the point of this post. If I can do what that motto says...really live the Christian life like I should...the devils attacks won't knock me down as hard as they would if I wasn't doing everything I can to grow. I will be better prepared to deal with him.
It's all up to me how much I grow and how fast I grow. God has really been speaking to me about this lately. Not only speaking but working in my life. Taking me through some things that happened in my past and giving me healing. Letting me know that it's okay to live...really live! I don't have to be stuck in my past because of things that took place. With the Lords help I have been able to put some things behind me. I am ready to move on with life...and grow in Him!! Praise God!!!
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
The Swindoll quote at the beginning is so right on for me at this point in my life. I know there is more...and I want more so badly...and I am learning how to get there. I just have to let go and let God do what He needs to do in all areas of my life. It's a process and He is already begun it within me. I am excited and a little nervous about it all at the same time. But, the last couple of days I have come to the conclusion that I just need to jump in with both feet. Stop sitting when I should be standing and going forward!
One thing He told me was that I didn't need to hide anymore. Yes...I have a past. The thing is...it's past. I am a new creation and people need to know what He has done for me and in me and what He is doing now. I have already begun to come out of hiding. I have shared the link to my blog with people that know me. That is a stretch for me. I am just learning to trust God in one more area of my life by doing this.
2 Corinthians 5:17
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
If you see yourself in this...and you need to get up and go forward...jump in with both feet! He won't let us drown!!