Is your life filled with passion?
When people look at my life, all I want them to see is Christ. This world is full of so-called “Christians”, but so few of them live a life that is worthy of such a high calling. A life that truly radiates Christ! It’s easy to say you’re a Christian, but it’s harder to be like Christ. That’s what being a Christian means, one who is like Christ. Such few people have a true desire to follow Christ. To live the way He did. To live with a passion for the One whose life was the epitome of passion! He didn’t live for himself, but for His Father and used all His time and energy in fulfilling God’s will. What do you live for? What are your goals and aspirations? Most of our dreams are centered so much around ourselves and so little on impacting the lives of the ones around us. There is so much more God wants to do through us, but He won’t do it unless we give ourselves fully to Him. He only blesses and enriches what is His. If we are not willing to make ourselves His, we are in fact closing the door to His work and are left with mediocre lives. God wants us to dream big and His desire is to take us far! Farther than we could ever go in our own strength! The price we pay for settling is bigger than we can imagine! Why are we willing to trade our desire to be alive for things of this world just because it is safer? We are made to be alive and to share that life with the ones around us! This life is found in seeking Christ with everything that’s in us and letting Him live through us. I see so little life, even in myself. We simply just…exist. How sad! This causes me all the more to pursue Christ with everything that I am! I want to shine so bright that the world will find it hard to miss the presence of Christ in my life! I want to be so close to Christ that it will be impossible for me to separate myself from Him; to live for myself and not for Him. God is calling our generation to live lives that glorify Him! He is calling us to be pure in a world that is dark and lifeless. The world we live in is dead and we are slowly dying with it. LET’S DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! God is looking for hearts that desire to be fully devoted to Him and who surrender completely to His will. Not just half-way, but full on! We have forgotten what it means to live for God. We take it too lightly, we offer too little of ourselves. We’ve lost our fire, yet God wants and is able to ignite our hearts with His fire again! All we have to do is seek Him. He will make our lives worth living! Lord, teach us what it means to truly live for you and please give us the strength and desire to do it!!!
Calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to saving yourself, your true self. What good would it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you? What could you ever trade your soul for?”
Mark 8:34-37 (MSG)