Living Life To The Fullest
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come so they can have life. I want them to have it in the fullest possible way.” – John 10:10 NIRV
Thursday someone made a statement about me and God giving me so many talents and gifts. They were giving a list of things I do to someone else and then said, “What can’t you do?”, “What gifts didn’t God give you?” It wasn’t said in spite and I don’t believe envy was a part of it either, but it made me uncomfortable. Because they said it as if I was an anomaly when I know I am not. I think God has created us as powerful beings with many talents and we are given spiritual gifts as well. The difference is how many of us believe that about ourselves and how many of us walk it out. I can speak life into so many others because I see life and purpose in myself and others. Yet if you don’t see it in yourself, you will never accomplish that which God has for you.
Jesus came that we may have life and have life more abundantly; in other words to live life fully. That does not mean abundant finances, being able to take trips across the world, or to have material goods. Instead, an abundant life is one that is submitted to Him and you are walking out the vision He has birthed in you. Yet before you do that, you have to believe He envisions you as something more than you yourself may see. It means not allowing fear or lack to make you feel less than you truly are. Living life to the fullest means not accepting the enemy’s lies about things that endanger and harm you that are wrapped up in the idea of your freedom of choice. Living life to the fullest means being all that you were created to be.
Yet how do we live a full life? How do we live a holy and authentic life?
First by recognizing all that Christ came to do for you. He exchanged His life for yours because you were worthy of the exchange. His death and resurrection was a personal choice committed for you. For each of us. (John 10:14-15)
Secondly, you must cast off and confront those things that are hindering living in Christ. Things such as the fears, the bad habits, disobedience and the ideas that strangle your purpose and vision. Only when you do this are you able to see what God has placed in you and you start to walk purposefully and in the fullness of Him. In the fullness of life.
Lastly, each day you must choose to no longer remain blind to Christ working in you and through you. You must let go and become a sheep, allowing the Holy Spirit to reign in your worship and your walk. Simply, you must die to self. This is crucial because it is easy to become blinded by the world, by doubt, and by the enemy and try to take control of that which you don’t have control. It’s easy to put yourself back on the throne than to choose Him to remain on the throne.
Christ came that you may have life, but not just any kind of life. Instead, a life full of abundance, full of joy, and full of His presence. And remember, with Him, there is nothing you can’t do.
Walk with Him each and every day,
Shaniqua and The Great Is Team