Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Goal that is Worthy

Anyone who intends to come with me has to let Me lead. 
You're not in the driver's seat; I am. 
Don't run from suffering; embrace it. 
Follow me and I'll show you how. 
Self-sacrifice is the way, My way, 
to finding yourself, your true self. 
Matthew 16

Following Jesus is really about losing yourself.
To enter into training, there is implied a goal 
that will be achieved as a result of instruction or practice. 
The goal is finding your TRUE self, the self that is like Christ. 
I leave the past behind 
and with hands outstretched 
to whatever lies ahead 
I go straight for the goal—
my reward is the honor 
of being called by God in Christ.
Philippians 3
I have to believe that there is a goal, 
a goal that is worthy of His death and resurrection. 
I have to believe I have an identity 
that requires His resurrection life. 
I have to believe there is a race 
that is designed for me to win. 
I have to believe He wants me 
to grow up in the fullness that is Christ. 
I have to believe that living day to day 
like nothing really matters 
is the matrix designed by the enemy
to keep me from truly living.
I have to trust that His life is the only life worth living.
Jesus, help me live today
rooted in that truth, 
free from fear
free from self.
I continue to cry out that 
my trust in You gets stronger every day.

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