Sometimes we get so caught up in life we forget why we are living. Our distractions could come from countless directions, but the root of all of our problems is sin. It’s us acting on our sin nature, choosing darkness and ignoring light.
We live life in a fallen world (John 16:33). Sometimes we become so immune to the darkness that it is normal to live in the chaos of shifting shadows. We become content to live in a world of lies. Leading our lives, while dutifully feeding our insecurities, fears, and doubts.
However, as Christians, we are made for more. Let me reiterate that truth: as believers, we should not – must not – settle for the trash that this world has to offer. We are spiritual heirs of Christ, and we have the opportunity to live an abundant life through his sacrifice (Romans 8:17). We are called to consciously choose His light and goodness. To fight the good fight towards holiness. To choose Jesus. To live in the light of the eternal life, unending love, and abounding grace only He can provide.
If there is one thing I have been made aware of recently, it is that the fight for the light will be a hard fought battle. But, I can confidently remind you there is no need to worry (Philippians 4:6). Because when you choose Jesus, you are prepared by Him, equipped through Him, and ultimately victorious in Him. (Ephesians 6:13)
Even in the glory of this reality, we forget. It’s ridiculous. I know, but we totally forget who we are, whose we are, what we are living for. (Ephesians 1:11)
So that is a simple reminder for today. Remember the One to whom you belong.
How could I forget that You’ve always been the king of the world?
I realize that this post was out of the ordinary, but it was the word on my heart. God is so good, you all. I pray He is glorified in this post and that you were encouraged by these simple thoughts. Cling to Jesus and his truth.
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. Ephesians 1: 17-19