In Luke 12:4-7, we find Jesus saying these powerful words, ““And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him! “Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”
We often don’t move forward in our journey to becoming who we were created to be because we allow fear to paralyze us. Jesus reminds us that when we fear God, we have nothing else to fear!
4. Keep the main thing the main thing.
In Luke 12:29-32 Jesus encourages us with these words, “And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”
You’ve heard it said that if the enemy can’t cause you to sin, he will keep you busy. A busy life often equals a distracted life. We can be busy with a lot of things that don’t matter to a hill of beans. To take some very intentional steps toward our God-given destinies, we must put some blinders on and focus on the ultimate goal of seeking our Savior first. He desires to give us the kingdom – so why in the world would we be so busy tying to build our own?
5. Know why you’re here.
In John 12:27, Jesus clarifies His life’s call… “Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour.”
Jesus understood the steps He took would ultimately lead Him to the cross. It was for that purpose that He came. When we know where we are headed, each step should be intentional…even if it’s difficult.
We never take a trip without knowing where we plan on ending up. We chart a course, make a plan and shift gears to begin heading in that direction. It’s all very intentional!
But if we stay in nuetral or accidentally put it in reverse, we either just sit there or begin moving backward.
So, sweet friends, if we’re going to take some positive steps in becoming who we were created to be, we must be just as intentional in our dailies as we would be if we were planning a trip.
Below, I’ve pasted some encouraging quotes to help you in your journey. I’d love to hear from you and find out how you are doing in your journey. What is preventing you from taking steps to becoming you?
- [God] deposits a dream of what we can be for Him, a dream that acts as our internal honing device. –Wayne Cordeiro
- You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. –Richard Bach
- The way of the dreamer is difficult, but anything less is hardly living at all. -Bruce Wilkenson
- You see things; and you say, “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say, “Why not?” -George Bernard Shaw