Daily Delight

Thursday, July 30, 2015

This summer, I vowed to really get back on track. Get up earlier, saving more quiet time with God, pray more, work out regularly, eat healthier. Intention. I must live more intentionally. But most days I fall short.

And I’ve begun to realize that it’s not the having goals that sets me up for failure, but having the wrong goals.

When your goals (especially those involving your relationship with Christ) tend to box you in and leave you feeling more imprisoned than impassioned, it’s time to rethink things.

My goals cannot be the externalities of a life lived in Christ; a life lived in Christ must be the goal. Therefore, we must seek Christ Himself over what we think a Christian must and should be doing.

Today, dear sisters, drop the musts and shoulds from your vocabulary and lift your eyes to your Savior. Let Philippians 3:12-14, become your rally cry:

I’m not there yet, nor have I become perfect; but I am charging on to gain anything and everything the Anointed One, Jesus, has in store for me—and nothing will stand in my way because He has grabbed me and won’t let me go. As I said, I know I have not arrived; but there’s one thing I am doing: I’m leaving my old life behind, putting everything on the line for this mission. I am sprinting toward the only goal that counts: to cross the line, to win the prize, and to hear God’s call to resurrection life found exclusively in Jesus the Anointed.

 {photo: @thisverygarden}



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Alexandra (Alex) Stoehr is a writer and homeschool mom of two amazing daughters. She loves to find adventure in the everyday and enjoys spending time with her family, which also includes her quintessentially mustached husband and one spoiled rotten Boston Terrier. From copywriting to poetry, devotionals to blogging, writing is Alex's true passion. When she's not writing or feeding someone, you can generally find her outside or buried in a very good book. Follow along with Alex's adventures 

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