Sometimes I get frustrated with my lack of “success” in a given area.
For years I’ve set out with a New Year’s resolution to “improve” myself in some way.
And by this time of year, I’ve already stopped progressing or worse, forgotten it entirely.
I’ve also been the person who has looked at the “success” in other people’s lives and thought, “Man, if only I were that lucky“.
Lucky. There is an interesting word surrounded by rainbows and pots of gold. What is “luck” anyway?
Dictonary.com defines luck as the force that seems to operate for good or ill in a person’s life, as in shaping circumstances, events, or opportunities
Ok. So there is a force that drives luck. So what does the word “force” really mean then? Dictonary.com defines force as; physical power or strength possessed by a living being
By a Living Being.
As a daughter of Christ, I know the Truth.
The Truth is a Living Being left heaven, came to earth to suffer and die in my place, conquered death by rising again, and all of this so I might have redemption. When I submit to His authority and make Him Lord of my life, He transforms and shapes me, and as He does I become a new person in Christ.
It’s not about me being “lucky”. It’s about me drawing closer to my Savior and loving God with all my heart, mind, body, and soul. When this happens I find His success for my life. Through His strength I can accomplish much.
But wait, there’s more.
In this amazing process, our God (who is Perfect Love) also gives us each other. He knows our hearts wage war between our Love and desire for obedience to Him and our sinful nature. Knowing the struggles we would encounter, He gave us each other so we don’t have to “go it alone”.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (ESV)
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
I’ve recently started using Thursdays to complete a Sanity Challenge. I felt it tied in deeply with my one word “Redeemed” for 2013. I picked Thursdays so I could start linking up for Count Me Accountable. It has a two part purpose; First to hold myself accountable to seek the Lord and let Him change me. Secondly, so I can encourage you and be encouraged by you. Sometimes just the act of encouraging another person is in itself encouraging. Because He gave us one another so we are never alone.
He is enough. He is perfect love, and yet, He still gave us even more! Each other!
At Must Love God, we believe in Community.
No one needs to walk through this life alone. It is a gift and a blessing to have someone walking right next to you.
On Thursdays, we join together to help each other stay accountable for our goals. We invite you to join with us… Tell us about your exercise, healthy eating, Bible memorization, One Word, and anything else you want to be held accountable for. Projects are much easier to follow through with when we know we are “giving a report” on Thursday!
Join us and let us know how you’re doing by either linking up a post from your blog or leaving us a comment.
Please help us encourage one another and build one another up by visiting the blog linked up before yours and leaving an encouraging word!
In Love & Faith,