Yesterday morning at CCCJ, I shared how our lives are marked by 3 phases:
- The PROMISE of salvation and a better future through Jesus.
- The PROCESS of being transformed into Christ’s likeness.
- The PAYOFF of being rewarded with eternal life in the presence of God.
But what do you do when it feels like you’ve been locked into the process for far too long and you’ve begun to lose sight of the promised payoff?
What do you do there’s a storm everywhere you look and you can’t help but feel like you’re about to drown?
How do you stay faithful in the middle of THAT process?
As much as I hate to admit it, the process of living with Christ isn’t always sunny. In fact, it often feels stormy and messy and at times, it can be hard to remember the hope that we were originally attracted to. It’s in those moments that we have to remember Jesus’ words when He said, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world!” (John 16:33)
There will be hard times and we will feel overwhelmed, but no matter comes what we have confidence that Jesus has overcome the world! It doesn’t matter if we feel adequate for today or not…we know that Jesus has already walked this way and all we do is have the faith to follow Him.
I believe that God is calling you to walk in His footsteps today and my prayer is that you boldly and bravely step into the darkness, trusting Him to be your light! So today, take heart that you’ve never been alone and you’ll never be alone. Jesus has been with you before and He’ll certainly be with you through this moment and every moment you’ll ever experience!