When we feel alone and isolated, we can become afraid that if we really let people in, they won’t accept us for who we are. But God wants fill the hole that loneliness creates.
Music speaks to the soul and helps us express parts of ourselves that are too deep for words. We can use music to help us feel closer to God, as well.
We all have talents and gifts that make us who we are. But too often, insecurity and self-doubt plague us with the fear that we aren’t good enough or will inevitably fail.
God wants us to have friends that we can be completely and totally ourselves with, but this can only happen if we let go of control, stop holding back, and allow ourselves to get messy.
Transparency is having thoughts, feelings, or motives that are easily perceived. It is being completely and honestly ourselves without any pretense. What you see is what you get.
To God, love is the only thing that matters. We can accomplish amazing things, we can be smart or insightful, we can even have faith, but if we don’t love, none of that matters. God wants us to become people who love through anything and everything.
Jesus was known as a friend. It didn’t matter who you were, Jesus would befriend you. He noticed the unnoticeable, touched the untouchable, and loved the unlovable. He didn’t spend time with people to get something out of them, but to give something to them and simply because he enjoyed their company.
Do you stand for what you believe, or are you a “chameleon,” always changing your beliefs, desires, and even personality according to others? God doesn’t want us to feel like we have to conform in order to be accepted, and wants to help us become strong enough to stand for what we believe and who we are.
Do you take yourself too seriously? Do you feel like you have to know everything, be perfect at everything, be better than everyone? When we decide to be humble and take God seriously instead of ourselves, good things happen. Here are three things that happen when you choose to be humble.
The friendships we choose to build are a reflection of who we are. God wants us to have friendships that make us better. If we are going to grow and become the people he is calling us to be, we need to have meaningful, deep, and challenging friendships both with him and the relationships around us.
If having faith feels like a constant struggle, that’s because it is! God gives us the armor and the weapons we need to not only fight back, but to defeat these spiritual enemies. Check out Ephesians 6 to learn how to arm yourself spiritually and come through Satan’s attacks standing strong.
God calls each of us toward a greater purpose for our lives; we just have keep moving forward to reach it. What purpose is God calling you toward? Are you focused on achieving this vision, or is something distracting you? Here are 4 distractions that can take away your focus, and how to get your focus back to moving forward toward your purpose.