Are You Willing To Hurt To Fulfill Your Purpose?

1 John 3:16 NLT

“We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters.”

The principle is this: love hurts.

Think about it this way, what is a friend who is only around when times are good?

I encourage you to be a true friend, to shine the light of Jesus.

He loved by giving everything!

The scripture implores us to love and live the same way.

If you have a friend or an aquaintance who is down and out, give.

Give your time, your energy, your listening ear, your heart – and their situation will change.

Love until it’s uncomfortable.

It’s what Jesus did.

And think about it.

What if God told you He loves you and He never did anything for you.

He’s not like that.

Neither should we.

And that goes for serving the Lord as well. The truth is, God is going to ask you to give up some things (personal dreams, relationships, job, money) in order to put you on His path to peace and fulfillment.

We all have a choice. We can choose the short-term satisfaction of doing it our way (which leads to ultimate disappointment and pain) or we can choose short-term to be in return for long-term and lasting joy.

It’s the same struggle we have with salvation.

Do we live how we want at the cost of eternal life?

Or do we choose Jesus, and the short-term discomfort of transitioning to a life ordered by God’s design and His word.

If we can make the initial choice to accept Jesus Christ at a cost, we have already been empowered to give up anything else it takes to live out our purpose.

I’m chasing after God as I chase after my life’s work.

Will you join me?

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda Stone
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 18:15:21

    good article Frank – count me in Brother and have a blessed week – love you,

    Mama Stone

    Reply

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