Meant to Be

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The call of Christ is not a safe one. It demands that we step into the wild, leave behind the comforts of religion, and live for a purpose greater than ourselves. Are you willing to lay down the familiar treadmill of spiritual comforts and find the adventure of becoming who you were born to be?

Paul heard this call from his prison cell and it transformed him from a persecutor of Christians into the apostle who wrote much of the New Testament. The same Spirit who changed Paul desires to change you, if you have the courage to answer.

  1. It’s time to step into the fullness of who you were created to be. Don’t settle for a comfortable, Safe life. Be willing to go into the “wild” and live out your purpose.
  2. You can’t do it on your own. You need community, people who will encourage you and walk with you through the journey.
  3. Be willing to wrestle with doubts and questions. Wrestling is part of the process of growth and discovery.
  4. Grace, not your own effort, is what enables you to live this life. Paul was changed by grace, not because he was good enough.
  5. Pray for the “more” of serving others and being a light in this world, not just for more in your own life. The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.
  6. It’s time to lay down your own agenda and priorities and live for the people that God loves. Seek to love those who need to experience God’s love and grace.
  7. Let go of playing it safe and be willing to get “messy” as you step into the wild. God’s power is made perfect in weakness.

The life Christ offers is not an easy one, but it is the only life truly worth living.

Will you accept the grace that enables you to live beyond yourself, beyond your questions, beyond your weakness?

Will you join with others in a cause worth suffering for, a love worth dying for?

Will you open your eyes to the harvest that is before you and let nothing hold you back from giving your life to see even one soul gathered into the arms of the Father?

It is time for the pretenders to step down from their thrones and for the sincere to take up their crosses. It is time for the lions to roar. Will you answer the call?


Ephesians 3:20

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