Friday, March 7, 2014

Live a life "That is"

What if...more people liked me?

What if....I was prettier?

What if....I was thinner?

What if....I was more godly?

What if...I read my Bible more?

What marriage was better?

What if...I was married?

What if...I had more money?

What if...I had a better job?

What if...I fit in more?

If I could be more like her/him, then I would...

If I could just have more money, then I would...

If I could just look like that, then I would...

If I could get my kids to be more like theirs, then I would...

If I...

It goes on and on. It's a vicious cycle. 

And one I believe Satan likes a little too much. 

He loves that we question our worth. He loves that we compare ourselves to others. He loves that we are believing his lies.

He loves to hear us doubt God's promises and truths.

Satan loves what if's. 

Jesus on the other hand loves those who walk confidently in His truths and turns all those what if's into actions.

Your beauty is found within.

Your health is founded on God's strength, not your own willpower to be healthy or thin. 

Your godliness is found in your obedience to Christ.

Your desire or lack of reading God's Word is a reflection of your relationship with Him. When that grows so will your desire to read the Word.

Your marriage is a reflection of your marriage with Christ. If He comes first so will your marriage.

Richness is found in Christ. There will never be a greater or longer lasting wealth.

Your job is the one you do for Christ, not man.

Don't desire to fit in, desire to be different. 

Let Jesus set you free from the what if's. Start living a life that is. 

"Jesus said to the people who believed in him, You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:32