Where are you at in your life?
Are you struggling with something like addiction, depression, disappointment, selfishness, pride, and so on? Or, are you fulfilled, resorted, accepted, on track? The list is too long to complete.
Again, where are you? And why haven’t you handed whatever you have to God?
Are you serving Him first in everything you do?
I lose sight of this from time to time and need to be put back on track. I can always count on Him to accept me back the way I am and to love me where I am at.
Often I try to stay right there, though. Him loving me where I am at. This is not the purpose of our walk though. Jesus didn’t just love people where they were and then let them stay in the same place. He challenged them to move forward in life, and we should do the same to those around us.
Accepting that each of us is different is just the beginning. We have to try and move from just loving others to helping each other move toward God.
Even those who are already on the path to knowing God better need to improve somewhere. I am living proof of that.
We, as people, can always improve on our lives. We should have mentors around us who will hold us accountable to living a life that is acceptable to God. If we are staying in our selfish and prideful ways, are we really doing anything more than saying “Hey God, this is who I am, and I am not changing anything about me”.
Yes, love is where it all starts, but love without action is nothing. Its an internalized feeling of bliss with everyone around you no matter what they do or say, or how they present themselves. This is something we need to be very cautious to avoid.
Stagnation. It is what we do when we do not move forward. It is, ironically, where I see our nation, a stagnation nation. There is more to this Christian life than walking around being over the top happy all the time.
That would be a facade for me, that’s for sure. I have many things I work on to live an acceptable life.
I start with love, and then I fulfill what we all should be doing.
Jesus died on a cross, and then rose from the dead. When He came back and met the disciples on a mountain, this is what He said.
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18-20 NASB
Go, make, teach. It starts with love, but does not stay there.
We should get to work.