Since I was young I can remember looking at situations and wondering why the outcome of that specific situation could not be changed by one’s own desire to change it, to counter affect it’s predicted outcome.
Being young I did not know that God would give to us the desires of our heart.
If we pursued them.
At the time, I looked at it more as a positive outlook on life.
Those whose life seemed to be falling apart would just accept it as the way life would always be.
Nothing would ever change.
Life to them was intended to be a heavy weight which was never to be lifted.
It is as though a sign has been placed in front of them that says, “Do Not Enter Beyond This Point”.
This simply baffled my mind.
And at times would anger me at their lack of desire to do better.
To be better.
To be more.
In my own life I create challenges that I give myself, just to make life more exciting.
Shallow and immature type challenges.
But always with the goal of making myself better, stronger and ready for life.
I hope to encourage you to open your minds and spirits and challenge you to seek that which is higher.
Desire the things that are better.
And to achieve a level of living where you continually seek the Kingdom of God and all it has for you in your life.
To accept that this is a good as it gets is impossible for me.
Hopefully for you as well.
Each time I think I have matured in the things of God, He reveals to me where I could be.
Not where I should be,
But where I could be.
There is a difference.
Where I could be is the unlimited potential of God’s miraculous way of living and of learning Biblical truths and life’s lessons.
As much as I receive and learn, there is always more.
This is why my heart is heavy for those who reach a level of insight into the life and teachings of Christ and stop.
They simply stop.
Feeling they have received the fullness of Christ and it’s potential is misunderstanding the unlimited power and potential of God.
They have just entered into an introductory relationship, “Hello, my name is…”.
Satan has so blinded the eyes of the believers so that they cannot see what could be theirs.
Those who will, must teach the new believers in Christ, one can reach beyond this point and place.
So much more.
Paul wrote in Philippians 3:4, “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
As great a man of God as Paul was, he still knew there was a higher walk that could be attained.
In the very next verse Paul writes, “All of us who are mature should take such a view of things.”
There are many of us, Christians, who declare a faith in Christ and then sit back and say, “I have made my declaration. That is all that is available to me.”
We must go beyond that point and place that God initially brings us to.
I say initially because you are only at that point and place as long as you desire to remain there.
How did you get to where you are now?
There was a desire to have a higher walk with God.
Moses would go to the top of the mountain and God would begin to speak to him.
Moses was willing to climb higher.
To find a deeper relationship with God.
That is what I would say to anyone who has trusted in Christ.
Climb a little higher.
Go a step farther.
But know that the higher you go the more responsibility will be required of you.
“To whom much is given much is required.”
And my prayer for you and for the sake of the Kingdom of God that you are compelled to go beyond your present level.
There is so much to attain.