Not Lacking Anything

Instead of trying to figure out the fastest way out of your current (uncomfortable) situation, figure out how to be aware of what God wants to do in you through it.

Why are you uncomfortable?

What fears does it bring to the surface?

Why do you want to run?

What does God want you to grow in?

The enemy would like to distract you with all the reasons why you shouldn’t be where you are or how badly you want out of it.

God wants to use it to bring understanding, growth and freedom that won’t come any other way.

Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (‭James‬ ‭1‬:‭4‬ NIV)

Instead of trying to find a way around your current challenge, ask God to show you how to grow through it.

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Really

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If you really change your ways and your actions and deal with each other justly…(‭Jeremiah‬ ‭7‬:‭5‬ NIV)

This verse was written in a time when people where coming to the Temple and worshiping God. The problem was that they also worshipping idols.

They kept their idols and added God to their lives.

A thriving relationship with God will always challenge you to grow, to change and to get rid of any idols.

God will challenge anything that you worship other than Him, anything that keeps you bound to it by fear or allegiance. Anything that demands destructive offerings and keeps you bound to past lies.

Big or small, God wants you to get rid of the idols in your life.

He wants you to be free.

He wants you to be blessed.

He wants more than words, He wants action.

Why?

Because words become worthless when action is absent.

What idol do you need to smash today?

Have no doubt, action is required.