Minister's Minute: Don't throw in the towel

Do you ever feel trapped in the decisions you made for your life? We ask ourselves, “Did I miss it?” If you’re a Christian, you would say, “Did I miss God?”

Before you resign your job and move to Kelowna to become a snowboard instructor, let’s pump the brakes. Things might be tough, but you don't have to recreate your life, you have to redefine it. It starts with changing your perspective.

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Remember the Truth
There have been times I wanted to quit because it was hard. We run away and take on a spirit of fear. When this happens, “Recall the Truth.” Refuse fear and doubt. Remind yourself that God is for you, not against you.

Recall the Vision
Don’t allow the very thing that first ignited the fires of passion in your heart to be stolen. It doesn’t take you recreating your personal vision. It takes redefining how it works.

Redefine the Process
Ask yourself the question, “Does my behaviour reflect the vision God gave me?” If it doesn’t, don’t change the vision. Instead, change the plan you have in place so it reflects the vision. The key is to never stop tweaking your plans until they create the behaviour in you that honours the vision. You don't have to do this alone. God said He is sending us a helper.

John 14:16-17: “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another helper who will be with you forever. That helper is the Spirit of Truth.”

You have come too far to throw in the towel. As you take those necessary steps in redefining your life, you do so with all of Heaven at your back and God’s purpose at your front.

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