Where the Good Stuff Is

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1 Corinthians 2:9-12 (NIV)

However, as it is written:

“What no eye has seen,
    what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”—
    the things God has prepared for those who love him—

10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.

The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.12 What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.

God’s plan for us is much bigger than anything we could ever imagine.  It’s beyond anything we could ever cook up in our own finite minds.  Sometimes it takes a scary experience to remind us of the fact that our lives were meant to be so much more than what we are currently making of them.

Sometimes we are faced with situations in life where we find ourselves asking ourselves:

What have I done with my life so far?

Have I listened to God?

Have I really lived my life to the fullest?

Have I heard God’s voice?

Most people run from experience to experience, connecting a random set of dots in hopes that somehow they’ll extract meaning, significance, and maybe, just maybe, bliss, if they are lucky.  Meanwhile, right under the surface, a divine rhythm is calling us into something more.  What a tragedy it would be to have a life of scattered, meaningless interests when spiritual bliss is right there for the asking.  What a waste to live a just-getting-by faith when we are promised life to the fullest.  Jesus reminds us of this fact in John 10:10:

John 10:10 (NIV)

10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Jesus tells us that the reason He came was to give us life – life to the absolute maximum.

Revel in this truth today.  Forget about what happened yesterday, a week ago, ten years ago.  That’s futile to try to change the past.

Soren Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher, once said, “It is quite true what philosophy says: that life must be understood backwards.  But then one forgets the other principle: that it must be lived forward.”  I agree with Soren.

Here are three questions I want us to ponder today:

What good stuff has God been doing in your life recently?

How has God’s plan been bigger than you could imagine?

How has God been calling you to Himself to experience more of Him?

 

Focus in on Jesus today.  I mean laser focus.  He is where the good stuff is.

About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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