Did you know that God has a plan for your life, and that He isn’t keeping it a secret from you?

However, when we don’t take time to fellowship with Him, we’ll never discover and fulfill those plans. As a result, we will lose focus on why we are living and who we are living for.

Today, I want to challenge you to make spending time with God a priority. When we take time to fellowship with our Heavenly Father, we will become more connected to His heart and desires for us.

Knowing this, we can live purposefully, joyfully, and at peace, no matter what comes our way.

Scripture Focus:

“You reveal the path of life to me; in Your presence is abundant joy; in Your right hand are eternal pleasures.” – Psalm 16:11 (HCSB)

Every challenge we face in life is an opportunity to grow and become better. But there is no possibility for growth without change.

Change is inevitable; it’s a natural process of life. Tadpoles turn into frogs, caterpillars turn into butterflies, and children grow up to become adults.

Every day is a new opportunity to change for the better and become more than what we are. Although you cannot go back and change your past, you can start where you are and change your future.

To reach your goals and fulfill your divine potential, you must become intentional about your personal growth. So rather than fearing what change can do to us, think about what we can do because of it.

Scripture Focus: 

“... all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.” – Job 14:14

Worrying is something all of us struggle with from time to time, some more than others. It’s hard not to worry, especially when facing situations with an uncertain outcome.

It’s human nature to want to know all the answers. And when we don’t have all the answers, our minds start to worry. However, worrying is a futile and fruitless activity. God wants us to enjoy life, not waste it worrying about it!

Here are several reasons why we need to stop worrying as much as we do:

  1. Worrying is bad for both your mental and physical health. It has a negative impact on your mind and your body. Not only can it make you sick, it can leave you with an overall sense of doom and hopelessness. 
  2. Worrying cannot get you where you want to go in life. It cannot solve any of your problems or change your situation. 
  3. Worrying is a clear indication that you are not trusting God. Instead of worrying, take time to pray and talk to God about your concerns. 

In short, worrying has never solved a single problem for anyone. In fact, it only complicates them. Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its trials; it only empties today of its triumph.

The bottom line is this—when we worry about the future we become unfruitful in the present. Although we do not know what the future holds, we know Who holds the future.

Scripture Focus: 

“Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” – Matthew 6:27 (NLT)

Did you know that living by faith is a journey and not a destination? For Abraham and Sarah, that required putting themselves in the hands of God. It was being willing to go on a journey into the unknown, wherever God would lead them.

Faith was trusting God against all odds and the uncertainties of life. Yes, there would be many difficulties. Mistakes would be made along the way. There would be moments when faith would be tested and anxieties would be overwhelming.

However, it was the promise that they would be the father and mother of great nations that kept them moving forward. At times, it may have seemed like a ridiculous dream. Through long seasons of waiting, they could have abandoned hope. But instead, they continued on the journey and saw God’s promise come to pass.

Scripture Focus:

”I will bless her, and I will also give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she will become a mother of nations, and kings will come from her.” – Genesis 17:16 (GWT)