Monday, January 20, 2014

Three common lies that can ruin your life ...

Whether ignorantly, or done with selfish intent, there are three common lies preached broadly within the church.

There are more than three, but these three garner a lot of attention. You hear them taught from pulpits, read about them in best sellers, and are expounded on in concise social media tidbits any day of the week. If followed in the way they are often taught, they can ruin your life.

What are they? Chase "success." Chase "destiny." And chase after "blessings."

All three of these teach us to pursue getting that which we desire, and the building of our own kingdom. The often not-so-subtle message behind each of these is, "It's all about you!"

What a hideous lie!

Our reason for existing can be found in a single purpose: to worship, glorify, and enjoy God. Our purpose for being alive is all about HIM!

"So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God," 1 Corinthians 10:31.

"Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can't see --- such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him," Colossians 1:15-16.

You will never have any greater success than that of being set free from sin by surrendering your life to Jesus Christ. Nor will you ever be able to succeed at anything beyond the will of God for you.

You have achieved your destiny when you surrender your life to Jesus Christ, making Him both Lord and Savior of your life, and live your life for His glory.

You will never be more blessed than you will be for selflessly living for the glory of God.

Any desire for success, destiny, and blessing all converge in our surrender to, and embracing of, Jesus Christ.

Nothing can equal or surpass a life lived for the glory of God, so don't believe the lies.

Scotty

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