We don't have to wait until our time runs out to realize the brevity of life. Living with wisdom today means we don't have to live with regret tomorrow. What choices do we need to make to give our valuable time to what matters most?
When our lives are filled to the brim it can be tempting to wear "Busy" like a badge of honor. But God knows the importance of margin for our physical, emotional, and spiritual health. It's time to pencil in some breathing room.
We live in a world of labels—those that others give us and those that we give ourselves. But the only labels that really define us are the ones that God gives us. Are you willing to embrace what Jesus says about you?
Some of us feel unqualified because of what we've done, but some feel unqualified because of what we've missed. When we get bogged down by the "thens" or "whens" in our lives, we leave no room for God to work in our NOW. Are you choosing to be faithful in the moment you're in?
When we think of all the ways we've failed, it can be overwhelming. Our first instinct is usually to give up or try harder. But God is not in love with a future version of us—and the first step towards real transformation is a real relationship with him.
As followers of Jesus, we are called to invest in the lives of others and invite them along with us to experience a relationship with him. If we want to share the remarkable life that God has called us to, we have to own that opportunity. Are you ready to invest and invite?
If we don't own the undertow of our selfishness, it will own us. When we decide to put others before ourselves and serve them, it not only grows us, but keeps us in line with the fruit of the Spirit—and further away from sin.
For most of us, showing up at church has become more of a task than an opportunity to spend time with God. But when we realize how to refresh our time with God, we can take advantage of the chance we have to show up regularly, repeatedly, and engaged.