Living Beyond the Status Quo / Weekly Giveaway
The status quo is defined as the existing state or condition.
Each one of us has our own current status quo.
On our journey to live a fulfilled life in Christ, we will all be faced with mindsets trying to tell us that it is okay to settle.
The Holy Spirit reminds us of the majestic God we serve.
He encourages us to reach beyond our current condition, further than we ever thought we could; leaving a life of status quo and walking by faith into God’s territory where all things are possible.
Living beyond the status quo means we must be willing to face the limits we have placed on ourselves, and then, with God’s strength, run straight through them.
“For the Spirit that God gave to us does not make us timid (fearful), but gives us POWER, LOVE and SELF-DISCIPLINE” – 2 Timothy 1:7
Fear is one of the main reasons we are tempted to stay anchored to the existing state of our lives.
God has provided all we need to face our fears and emerge into the people we were created to be.
The Spirit God has given to us has equipped us with…
Power: The same power that rose Christ from the grave, lives in you. God’s greatness is in you.
Love: You are cherished and loved deeply. No matter what opposition you may face; you can overcome it, knowing that your God loves you and is always with you.
Self-Discipline: One of the most powerful fruits of the Spirit of God within us is self-control. As God leads us, He teaches us and prepares us. We grow and learn as we listen to His wisdom and partner with Him. Through the refining process of self-discipline we develop the godly character we need.
Have you been hearing that soft, yet challenging voice of God calling you to step out in faith? Take the step… He is with you.
~ Weekly Giveaway ~
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