Where do you live? Is your life full of worry, anxiety, and fear? Or do you live in peace, calm, and confidence? Are you living a worldly life? Or are you living a life of faith? Do you know the two types of living are opposing lives?
All of us face situations at various points in our lives that cause us some level of worry, anxiety, or fear. It is natural for us to wrestle with these feelings. It is when we are overwhelmed and remain driven by these feelings that we have succumbed to the evil of this world.
There is a better life for us. Jesus stated He came to give us this better life (John 10:10). Yet so many of us fail to take Him up on His offer. We continue to swim in the cesspool of evil that surrounds us rather than allowing Jesus to lift us out of it. Living in Jesus doesn’t mean we will never encounter tough situation. However, by living in Jesus, we are given a completely different way of looking at the situation. A viewpoint of what is truly important.
By looking to Jesus and experiencing Him working in our lives, we gain confidence in Him. Jesus calms our nerves, allows us to hear Him, and He provides guidance for us to move forward. His Spirit guides our spirit. We experience new thoughts coming to us that are totally unexpected. We may even say we become enlightened, though not necessarily in the way some may use that term.
Our faith grows in Jesus as we experience Him working in our lives. As our faith grows, we come to rely on Him even more. We live more and more by faith and less by sight. We realize that God is working in ways that we don’t understand. We know that He is working for our good.
The result is we start working for Him. Our goal is to please Him, doing the work He has set out for us to do. Our lives are transformed. Though we live in the world physically, we no longer live by the world’s rules, but by the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We live in true freedom.
I pray we all experience the working of God in our lives. I pray we recognize God working for our good. I pray each of us grows in our faith and start working for God. Be confident in Jesus. Trust the Holy Spirit to lead you. Experience God’s goodness. Make working for Him your goal.
2 Corinthians 5:6-9 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.