Quote: "Will you dare to live like you mean it?" - Joyce Meyer
To live life like you mean it, you may have to do life like you have never done it before. Have you ever heard it said that "we are human beings, not human doings?" As I have pondered this statement regarding my personal life, I believe there is real truth in it, especially concerning the sufficiency of the grace of God in salvation; however, I don't think the statement fully represents the way God thinks about human beings saved by grace through faith. In fact, in James 1:22, the Lord commands us to "be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving ourselves." To fulfill this command as humans, we must therefore be "human doers" of what God says to do. Jesus, being fully God and fully human, provided the perfect leadership example of "human doing" when He walked the earth as a man. The things that people read about in the Holy Scriptures on Sunday, Jesus actually did as a person everyday of the week in the power and strength of God. So while He was God, He also wholeheartedly did everything God said to do as a human.
Taking this another step further, did you know that "in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us?" (John 1:1, 14) With the truth of God's Word made evident in the human birth of Jesus, we can conclude that being a human doer of the Word also means being a human doer of God because the Word was God. More simply stated, just like Jesus, we become the human hands and feet of God to do the mighty exploits of God as we surrender ourselves to the truth of His Word and do what He says to do.
Therefore, do something today that perhaps you may have never done before...trust God to be the source of your strength and embrace life with a new determination to be all that He created you to be and do all that He has purposed for you to do! I know you may not think or feel like you can do this. That's ok, because the Lord already knows that we can't do this in our own strength which is why He encourages us in Philippians 4:13 by telling us "we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us." So don't look to yourself for the strength alone to live this life with passion and purpose. Simply look to God, believe what He says, and step out in faith to do all you can do in Christ to boldly live life like you mean it, trusting God to do what you cannot do along the way! In so doing, with a spirit of faith and excellence, you will be daring to live life on purpose in the power and strength of our Lord as a passionate doer of God on earth today!
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Written by Gary J. Borgstede
President and Founder of The Make It Happen Learning Institute Reaching People, Unleashing The Extraordinary! ® www.makeithappenbooks.com
Edited by The Make It Happen Moment ® Editorial Team
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Gary J. Borgstede is the published author of the leadership books titled, The Make It Happen Journey and Kings Come Forth, as well as the faith-based leadership education blog at www.makeithappenmoment.com.