Why Surviving May Not Be Enough
“If I can just make it to the end of the day…”
“Things will be better tomorrow…”
From time to time those “survival thoughts” float to the surface of my mind. I often measure success by just surviving another day. Routinely, messages like the following get tossed around in my head…
- If I can just coast through the conversation without having to deal with conflict, we will get along.
- If my kids just take a good nap today, we’ll have a peaceful evening tonight.
- If I can just read the Bible every day this week, I’ll start to develop this spiritual discipline.
This way of living can get tiring… real fast.
On Sunday, my pastor said something during his message that stuck with me all day: “We weren’t meant to just survive.”
Life in Christ brings freedom. I believe that. He also said that its important to remember that freedom involves not just avoiding the bad, but rather running toward the good. Now that is what I want to take hold of.
Those are truths that I want to embrace every single day. The abundant life He promises allows me to thrive. The lack of fear in Him translates to more complete confidence. The fact that I don’t need to worry gives me freedom and peace.
Today, I will be running toward the good. I’ll be taking captive God’s truth and seizing the life that Christ promises.