July 28, 2011 Comments Off on Next Best
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” Psalm 46:10-11
My cell phone contract comes up in September and I am so excited to finally get caught up with technology. I feel like my phone lags in technology, has less features than others, and is much slower; better yet, I am ready to have the next best phone than what I currently have.
So what if your life was like a cell phone contract? Would you upgrade to the next greatest life-style or would you stick with what you’ve got because it’s easy to use? What if I told you that you only had to make one upgrade for the rest of your life and you’d have the greatest features, most advanced knowledge, and happiest moments?
Would you do it?
Our society is obsessed with always looking ahead to the next greatest pay raise, car, job, age, relationship, or popularity? Well guess what, if you spend your entire life always yearning for the next greatest thing your life is going to pass you by. One day you’re going to realize you’re sitting on your death bed, wondering where all the time went.
I truly and fully believe that in the year 2011 we are living in a movement of God, but you are too busy waiting to graduate, get married, or start making real money to ever be effective for the Kingdom.
The next greatest thing to take your life from good to great isn’t ahead of you, it’s behind you: Jesus died on the cross over 2,000 years ago. And to this day, and forever more, will be the ultimate upgrade; better than anything money can buy, better than any pleasure you can feel, or income bracket.
Each and every person is eligible for a free upgrade, you don’t have to wait for 2 months to roll by like I do waiting for my next phone. Jesus wants to take everything that comes with you and completely upgrade your life. This a free offer for a lifetime filled with trials, blessings in disguise, and a rebate offer that is good for eternal life with a loving God that loves you for who you are.
He overcame everything the world has to offer you, He overcame the penalties of the sins you should be facing, and He overcame every negative feeling you have about yourself.
Stop looking for the next best thing in your life, it’s sitting right in front of you. Jesus.
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries.
Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
April 27, 2011 § 2 Comments
If anyone will ever see you for you really are, you worry about being accepted by your friends. You’re afraid to show the world who you really are because you feel like you have to fit a stereotype to keep your friends. You worry about summer being around the corner and going to pool parties because you’re embarrassed the way you look. You pray that nobody would see you for what you are on the inside and outside…
The sin you’ve committed in your past, the devil keeps you on a short leash because he constantly reminds you of all the times you failed and how nobody would be your friend if they knew what you did. You are addicted and enslaved by sin, but you do nothing about it because it keeps you company in your darkest hour and it’s how you feel good about yourself. Your waist high in sins and all you can do is cry at night and hope that nobody would ever know the bitter truth of who you really are…
You’ve tried and tried in your relationship and you can’t just seem to get it to work. No matter what you do, no matter how many dates and money you spend on them it never seems to work out. You feel like just giving up and going out and just forgetting it all on a one night scrounge in hopes of finding belonging and attention from the opposite sex. You are so insecure and you try so hard to make them happy, but it never works and you’re all alone. You worry that one day you will be unhappily married because nobody ever seems to like you for who you really are…
Jesus carried all our pain and worries for you. He knew you worried about things. In fact, Christ lived and walked on this Earth for the first 30 years of his life learning what it was like to be human, it wasn’t until the last 3 years that He began to perform miracles and be crucified. Jesus knows about everything, every pain you feel. YES, He even knows what it’s like to be letdown in a relationship. Jesus called the Church and you and I his bride, can you think of a time when you let God down? He knows what it’s like to be letdown or disappointed in someone. I think if Jesus was to walk up to you, He would say “worrier, why do you worry? I have conquered death and took everything you hate about yourself on the cross with me.”
The bible says that we are a new creation in Christ, so stop worrying so much. We all do it, I know sometimes I worry, but if you can just cast all your cares on Christ, you will be taken care of. He took your worries and anxiety, and let them be driven in with the nails that pierced His body. You are so special and a beautiful creation in Christ…We are sons and daughters of the King and He loves you in the most perfect love, a love that our mind can’t even comprehend. Don’t worry anymore, once a child of the King, always a child of the king. There are some days you don’t feel saved, but you have to hold onto the promises the bible made you and remember there is someone that paid the ultimate price JUST FOR YOU!
Worry no more. Worrier, why do you worry? You have nothing to worry about, Jesus conquered all of our sins and fears! Jesus paid a high price for a high reward that we receive and that’s eternal salvation.
Dont worry because…
If someone can’t accept you for who you really are, you don’t need them in your life anyways. Jesus is a friend to the friendless, when you feel alone He is there. All you have to do is talk to Him and He will answer you! You are beautifully and wonderfuly made in the image of Christ! If someone can’t talk to you because you’re a food addict ( LIKE ME 🙂 ) then they are missing out on the coolest person in the world, you!
The bible says we have ALL fallen short of the glory of God. Jesus died because each and everyone of us have our own struggles and sin everyday. Nobody is perfect. In fact, I guarantee you some of the people that you are too afraid to share with are struggling with the same areas you have or have struggled in the past! Jesus loves you regardless! He knew your past, present, and future sins before He died for you and took them all on the cross with him!
God has a special destiny already plotted out for you! Don’t fret, God will provide you with the most incredible friendships and spouse you could ever imagine if you would just seek him first and let him bring the people into your life you need rather than forcing friendships/dating relationships! God makes everything beautiful in HIS timing, not ours!
“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.” -Psalm 55:22
So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”-Matthew 6:34
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.” -Proverbs 3: 5-6