All of us know there is a better story than the one we are currently living. We have a vision for our lives of what might be, should be, or even could have been. Then we look at our current reality and we see the gap between the could be and is. The gap is the better story I am talking about. Jesus talked about a story that He had written for our lives. It is this:
I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect—life in its fullness until you overflow! John 10:10 TPT
Here are 4 steps to live the story He has planned for you:
1. Begin to Know God
God does not want you to be religious. He wants to know you as a friend. Jesus said His sheep know His voice. Prayer in not one directional, it is conversational. Knowing God is about letting God lead you to the life He has planned. You don’t have to clean yourself up before you go to God, you go to God and let Him make you new.
2. Find Freedom
All of us struggle with things we wish we didn’t and those struggles are not all the same. We can turn to many things for comfort or escape that leave us with shame and more bondage. God’s plan for our freedom is in community. His plan is for us to have people in our lives that are finding freedom together. We are not intended to do life alone. It is together with God that we find freedom.
3. Discover Your Purpose
God has a plan for your life that is “life in its fullness until you overflow.” Mark Twain said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you discover why.” Your “why” is found in relationship with God. You are not an accident, but God has a specific plan for you to love Him by serving others with your gifts and talents.
4. Make a Difference
When you know your purpose, you can use that purpose to make a real difference. You were created to make the world different. You are a world changer! If you are still breathing, God has a plan for you. You can’t do everything but you can do something. When you keep doing something, those somethings add up to something significant.
So this week:
- Spend time growing your relationship with God
- Get in a community of Jesus followers
- Come to our Growth Track class following one of our services
- Use your gifts to make a meaningful difference in someone else life
Live a Better Story