Many Americans are concerned about the new policies of the new administration.
Most of the concerns are coming from conservatives and Christians. Both groups are surprised and alarmed by the decisions of the White House and President Joe Biden.
Troubling times are not new to Christians. Believers have suffered cultural wars in every generation. As Christians, we must trust the Lord with the things that trouble us.
Believers have learned to serve the purpose of God beyond the pains of life.
We don’t have to look too deep in the scripture to discover the previous tests and trials against believers and Jesus’ followers.
The Christian faith has suffered persecuted since the beginning of time
When we go through trials we search for answers. We wonder, what is happening?
We search for “what” but we need to discover our “why.” Especially when it looks like the enemy has us in his clutches. When the devil believes He has the upper hand, he often overplays his cards. If we read the Bible stories to the end, we see God’s people come out on top.
Let’s use the story of David and Goliath as an example. Goliath was huge and strong. He was boastful and arrogant, and many believed that Goliath was unbeatable. Not true.
As we know, The little shepherd boy, David, defeated the mighty warrior with a sling and a stone. David defeated the giant. The story is the ultimate good versus evil triumph.
Now thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. (II Corinthians 2:14, NKJV)
God is always leading us to triumph. That means we win — always
Some say the fight is fixed.
While it’s true we know who wins, we must understand why we win. This is not the time to back down or crawl into a fetal position. It may look like we are losing but the war is not over.
This is no time for the church to throw in the towel.
It is time for the church and all believers to get informed on the issues and unite together. Yes, the government has earthly power, and the church carries heavenly authority through prayer.
It is also quintessential for the church to realize the power of prayer and stay focused on the divine plan.
We must think great thoughts and live for the purpose of heaven.
Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. (Colossians 3:2, NKJV
So, my advice is simple.
We must know we have a divine purpose
The Bible character David is a great example. David was not just a shepherd boy or just a giant killer. David was a servant of God. David knew his time on earth was for advancing God’s kingdom and God’s purpose.
Like David, God has designed our future according to His purpose.
We must make sure we are living for the right purpose. This earth is temporary, and so is our time here. Our time on earth is like a vapor and measured by eternity; years on the earth are only a fraction of our after-life experience.
Living for this earth is secondary to the higher purpose of living for the kingdom of God
This is the reason we must discover our “why.” David discovered his “why” — why he was born.
Mark Twain said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why.”
Discovering our “why” is paramount.
If you have not found you’re “why”, then take it seriously. It matters. To know you’re “why” is the difference between surviving and thriving
It is the difference between just living and having a life. My best opinion is that you’re “why” starts with knowing God. Jesus came to give us life and unlock our purpose.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly. (John 10:10, NKJV)
So, to discover your divine purpose begins with an earthly decision — the decision to follow Jesus.
How do we receive Jesus? We confess with our mouth and believe in our hearts.
If you confess with your mouth. “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with the heart that you believe and is justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. (Romans 10:9–10, NKJV)
You’re “why” starts there.
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