I ended my last blog with two questions: Are you at a place of peace with God’s call on your life – your destiny? Do you see Him working in and through you to fulfill this?
I believe that often times our dissatisfaction in life (and with our walk with God) are there because we have not fully embraced God’s call on our lives. We always want more, and focus more on ourselves than on Him; we look at other people, what they have, how they behave, what they do and how they do it. As hard as it may be to admit, we can spend more time looking at our neighbor’s “grass”, and it may seem greener without knowing the full picture. We envy people and their giftings, which often brings us to jealousy. We simply forget that:
“But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Messiah’s gift.” Eph 4:7
To those who have accepted God’s atonement through His Son, Yeshua the Messiah, grace was given according the measure of our Messiah’s gift. The treasure that we can find if we spent more time abiding in Him, on His grace for us and His call for each of us, rather than that of our neighbor, is immense! Once we do so, we will not only have peace with where we are at any given moment, but each of our “cups” will be full – and even overflowing – for the glory of God.
This morning (the day I write this), things did not go so well … I was running late, for some reason, I did not have hot water in the shower, my razor ran out of batteries as I was shaving, my wife was sick, people were cutting me off on the road left and right, and I can continue on and on. I share this because, as I write this blog entry, I am being convicted that if I am abiding in God and His grace, all things become very small! Abiding in Him gives us the proper perspective on life…His perspective.
Allow me to encourage you, my dear brothers and sisters, to seek your heart for where you can really let go and abide in Him more. Losing ourselves in Him brings abundant life; what more could we ask for?
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