In this life we all live for something. Whether its our spouse, children, future spouse, to achieve your goals, to travel the world etc. Although, I think we can all lose sight of what to truly live for. You see the thing is when we only live to please others or ourselves, we are going to wind up empty every time. However, if we live to please Jesus, we will have abundant overflowing joy and peace. So how do you live for Jesus and why should you? Because he loves us so much he died so we might spend eternity in Heaven with Him which is more than we could ever fathom.
Why should we live for Jesus?
Because if we don’t we will go through this life always searching and looking for something to fill our hearts. But the truth is God made us in His imagine so we are meant to be filled with Him. When we try to fill our hearts with earthly things we will always be unsatisfied, whether it’s a car, a job, a spouse etc. What we must realize is God is the only one who can fill, mold and fix our hearts, nothing in all creation will do that besides Jesus. Furthermore, once we realize the truth then we must believe it and walk in it. Many Christians today say all this stuff about living in faith and Gods Will, yet they still have their own agenda. If you love God with all your heart, soul, and strength you will follow Gods Will and stop trying to fit Him in yours.
In John 15: “apart from Me you can do nothing” and it is true without Jesus we can literally do nothing. “But with God anything is possible” (Luke 1:37).
How do we live for Jesus?
First, we must pray and ask God to guide us to live for Him. Then ask for discernment to understand how we can in all our ways. And we must ask God to forgive us that we haven’t been living for Jesus until now. In order to Live for Jesus we must realize who He truly is and by doing that we must learn from the bible. Therefore I highly recommend reading the gospels starting with John then Matthew then Mark and Luke. I also believe it starts and ends with these 5 steps:
- Die to yourself by humbling yourself and realizing you need Jesus and only Him
- Love Him with all your heart, soul and strength
- Obey Him in all your ways
- Trust Him in all areas of your life
- Abide in Him
- Continue to seek and Honor Him for eternity
Take a stand
Today I encourage you if you are just going through the motions in this life to stop. Pray and ask God to help you live for Him. We all have plans in this life, but God has a better plan than we could ever ask or imagine if we just follow Him. Why is it so hard to follow Him? Because we are walking by sight and not by faith. We are letting these distractions in this world affect us. However, when we are founded in Jesus we are able to see these distractions are worthless. Then we are able to live by faith. I pray that you all may come to know Jesus and live for Him because that is how you find true joy with overflowing peace and Life.