As humans in this day of age we seek instant gratification and simply forget to practice patience in our daily lives. We want things when we want them. We look at the lives of others and often think the grass is greener on the other side. We tend to forget the big picture and what our minds and hearts should be fixed on.
In John 10:9-10 Jesus speaks saying,
“I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
Jesus wants us to have abundant lives and he came for that very reason. It should lift our spirits to know that Jesus came to give us an abundant life. It’s our choice to have faith in him and choose to accept this gift of abundant life that we are all so unworthy to receive.
Jesus made it possible for us to live abundant lives and to seek happiness and fill our hearts with true joy. If we seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness all this and more will be given to us.
I recently listened to a sermon entitled “Looking for Happiness” The main points included:
- Give God full access to your life
- Focus on the good in people
- Do good to others
- Give what you have
Romans 12:2 speaks about transforming and renewing your mind saying,
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
I challenge those reading this along with myself to study the bible daily to transform and renew our mind so that our eyes can be fixed on Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith.
Let the Word mold you, let God hear you, and let yourself be still in the chaos of life.
This year give it all to God. Be positive in all circumstances, better the lives of others, and have a giving heart.