Franklin Graham on How to Experience Life to the Fullest
- Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Is something missing in your life? If you feel exhausted, joyless, or out of sync with God, it could be because you’re limiting yourself. God wants you to enjoy an abundant life – one where you’re free to experience His best and grow to your fullest potential in His kingdom.
Here are some ways you can move beyond self-imposed limits into the limitless faith that God wants for you:
Confront your fears. Even when the road ahead of you seems uncertain or dangerous, decide to trust God and give Him room to work. Rather than focusing on your circumstances, focus on who God is. Dwelling on God’s unlimited power and great love for you will bring you peace.
Speak out against sin. When you encounter a sinful situation, be bold. Be willing to lovingly yet firmly warn people that their sinful behavior has eternal consequences. Don’t worry about offending others. Realize that the most caring thing to do is to speak the truth to those you love.
Respond to your callings with confidence. Know that God will empower you to fulfill whatever He calls you to undertake. Make yourself available to God, inviting Him to use you to do His work on earth. Don’t focus on your background or inadequacies; focus on God. Take heart that God can and will do much more than you imagine through you if you’re willing to give your all and do your best.
Seize opportunities. Stay close to God, moment by moment, so you can discern His voice alerting you to opportunities to reach out to others. Seize the opportunities to act as God’s ambassador before they pass away. Know that if you see what needs to be done, then do it, God’s love will flow through you and bless both you and those you serve. Realize that the consequences of your decisions to act may very well be eternal.
Pay attention to the little things. Remember that others are watching you to see how you represent the faith. Know that you can’t ever be too careful about your attitudes and behavior because Christians are called to a higher standard than those who don’t claim to follow Christ. When you do make mistakes, confess them and repent of them on a regular basis to maintain a close relationship with God.
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