For the Fame of God's Name; Day 4

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The journey of knowing God comes with a multitude of beautiful and imperfect moments and experiences. The biggest challenge that we as Christians face is to keep our eyes focused on God and learning about Him, and not allowing the wonderful gifts of God to become more important than the relationship. So often our flesh desires fixations like fame, fortune, possessions and other things that may seem good in the moment, but when it comes to eternity these things are actually insignificant. 

I’ve spent a lot of my life seeking to have the latest and greatest, and doing whatever it took to gain position in order to feel important. After coming to know Jesus, I realize that those desires are no longer important and that my position is in the role that God has planned out specifically for my life. I no longer have to compete for what it is I’m called to do, but trust that God is putting me exactly where I need to be. If we would just take our eyes off of what we feel our life should look like and allow God to decide what our life should look like, then the plan that would be set before us would be so much better than we could ever imagine. 

A question that was once posed to me was this: "How much different would the world be if we got out of God’s way and let Him take the lead?" This question has forever stuck with me because of the raw and real idea that it presents. How many times have we been disobedient and pushed our own agenda and what would it look like if we all just started saying yes to God? As I continue to grow in my relationship with the Lord, I have learned that by getting to know him and seeking him in everything I do, the rest of my life just falls in place. 

So let us take our eyes off the world and fix them on Jesus, and just enjoy the time that we are given to make a difference for the kingdom.

Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. -James 4:15

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, 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, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.-Hebrews 12:1-3 


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