The life of everyone God created are in His hands and we can only live it in His power. His will is that we live a good and fulfilled life when we focus not on ourselves but in Him.
If we choose to live our life by self–help, we could be successful by achieving our personal goals but may still have a feeling of emptiness and unfulfilled life. Jesus said for us to cleave to Him steadfastly and conform ourselves to His own way of life because self–sacrifice rather than self–help is the right way,- “My way to finding yourself, your true self” Matt 16:25(Msg)
Our hope should always be in the fact that God is merciful and He teaches us the wisdom by which we can live a fruitful and joyful life. We also need to reorder our priorities. Our values should be such that helps draw us closer to living for God. If we consider carefully, we may find out that some of the things we thought to be very important in our lives could be just worthless. As Christians, God is our priority and we should worship Him in spirit by His Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus and be proud in Him, and not in ourselves on who we are and what we have achieved.
The Bible has warned us to be careful and guard ourselves from all kinds of excessive desires, be it money, wealth or other material possessions. Life has more value than whatever we may possess.
It is better to rejoice in the Lord always than to start worrying about anything “but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition, with Thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.” Phil. 4:6(AMP)
Having excessive desires particularly above and beyond one‘s sources of income is the surest way to invite undue pressure on oneself which could lead to the lure to do something wrong. “But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.” James 1:14. This in turn can lead to sin and death.
In Luke 12:15–21, we were given an account of a rich man ‘who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God‘. In the Wold’s perspective, wealth is everything and so most people aspires to be rich by every means possible and at all cost. Jesus explained that it is foolish to live our lives just to acquire wealth at the neglect of our spiritual growth and a good relationship with God.
It is therefore advisable that you do not set your hearts on what you will eat, drink or posses, nor be anxious for anything. Instead, seek God‘s kingdom and be at peace with Him. That is the best way to live a fulfilled and stress free life here on earth and accumulate an inexhaustible treasure in the heavens.
The beginning of freedom is the acceptance of Christ as your Lord and Savior. This is in conformity with Jesus’ primary assignment on earth ‘to save and set free those ones who put their trust in Him.’
God raised Him up as a mighty and valiant Man for our salvation. Anyone He sets free, will completely be free “that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins” Matt. 9:6
There is no one else under heaven by whom we may be saved other than Christ Jesus. He is the only One who is well qualified, positioned and willing to be the Savior of the world. He is holy, innocent and faultless, and not like us who were conceived, born and lived in sin. The blood of His sacrifice was pure, flawless and found worthy before God which He offered once for all which also is the blood of our ransom from condemnation and death. He saves everyone who comes to God through Him.
We were bought with a price out of captivity to live in freedom. The price of our release is the precious blood of Christ. Therefore no one having been bought lives for himself. We have an obligation to live for Him who died for us. This will also ensure that we continue to live a free life rather than become slaves again to sin and entangle ourselves in the bondage of the devil.(1 Cor. 7:22,23)
Having been rescued from the hand of our foes, let us draw closer to God, to live in His presence all the days of our lives. To serve Him fearlessly in holiness and righteousness. In Him is a life that is as a glowing light for all men to see.