Are You Missing Out?

next exit“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

“The thief’s purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life,” Jesus said in John 10:10.

Have you ever felt like something is amiss with your life? People around you are moving forward and you seem to be…stuck. Yet the bible promises “life to the full” and “a future and a hope.” What’s gone wrong here?

Satan’s Role & Your Role

There are two possible explanations for why one’s life may be stuck in “neutral gear.” In the above-mentioned scripture, John 10:10, the thief is Satan, whose sole purpose is to steal from you and destroy your life as much as possible. Things happen beyond your control and you have no idea how they happened. These misfortunes have the potential to crush your spirit and break your heart, but you can choose to respond by praying and casting your anxieties upon God who cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).

“A person’s own folly leads to their ruin, yet their heart rages against the Lord.” Proverbs 19:3

The other factor is the role you play. There are tons of scriptures about obedience if you want to look them up. The point I’m trying to make here is the need to own up to your behavior and folly (a.k.a. sins) and taking the steps to make amends with God and with others. Confess, repent, and move forward. Don’t blame everything on Satan. If you are not aware of the wrongs you commit (which can happen sometimes — there are even scriptures about unintentional sin), pray, pray, pray! God will surely reveal it to you and He will bless your repentance as well.

In essence, trust God with misfortunes out of your control, and love God by living a life worthy of the gospel.

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” Psalm 84:11

#DontMissOut #GodsPlansForYou #NeverGiveUp #Musings4Life

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