Devotionals

To Be More

The moment is gone. It will be no more.

All the time wasted is gone. Missed opportunities will forever nag at the back of your mind. Loved ones dust the earth with their ashes. Children move on to have their own. Promotions are missing and relationships are fleeting.

We could have spent more time in community, loving on our neighbors and growing our discipleship with our families. Instead, we compete in social circles, binge on nonsense, drown in work, and laze around on all the other moments.

So many times we’ve missed out on important messages at church that God wanted for us to hear. Our service could have built a bridge to the unwanted while we slept the day away. Bonding could have encouraged the broken but partying was just too tempting to pass over.

The missed phone call could have been God calling us to reach out, make a difference, learn heart knowledge, witness truth, or to break chains. We chalk it up to life and that it only happens once.

God’s word says something very different from shrugged shoulder attitudes that we often wear as a badge of courage.

…encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.
1 Thessalonians 2:12 NIV

We are meant to be more, to do more, and to live more freely according to Lord’s will.

We are more than our jobs, social accounts, party status, and job opportunities.  We are worth more than our hoards, our pains, and our griefs.

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.  Philippians 1:6

Good work is being done in us. We just need to open our eyes to the promises that keep getting fulfilled no matter how much we fight against them. These things bring life, when all else leads to exhaustion. Seek freedom instead of being tied to social expectations.

As we seek a way out of the culture of subjugation to social pressure, we need to look for affluence in the Lord. He fills in the holes where we lack and creates opportunity to gain in our freedoms that we have in Him.

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5 thoughts on “To Be More

  1. Oh, to be God’s and God’s alone! To trust Him so much that we don’t worry about what is happening, or what will happen. God bless you and your posts!

  2. I am learning to listen to that still, small Voice who urges me to send the card, write the letter, make the call. There are so many little opportunities to effect others in a big way if we will but look for them!! I know how I feel when I’m on the receiving end and I want it to be my goal to help others feel the same! Great post Maryann!

  3. I often forget that things are done not for me, more for others. And it is important to do those things for others even when you may not feel like it. The amazing thing is how much God blesses us in the showing up. Great Post! Many Thanks 8)

  4. In these days, facing the end,
    I look back at all I’ve missed.
    Times I could have been a friend,
    fortunes vanished in the mist.
    If I could beg the chance
    to do it all again, I would,
    and hindsight might enhance
    the prospects for doing good.
    But I wonder if God doesn’t save
    broken shards of squandered grace,
    from their lonely time-marked grave
    otherwise lost without a trace.
    And does He give us another try
    to turn back the clock on ‘goodbye’?

  5. Yes, we can do more. As long as we keep ourselves open to the possibilities, but like you say, too often we let ourselves be distracted by the other.

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