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Devotion

It Doesn’t Have to Suck

I recently came across a Facebook meme that got me thinkin….. that’s what those funny little pictures do. They make ya think deep sometimes, which is kinda embarrassing to admit. But here it is…

That’s some deep stuff… I’m serious. Read it again.

My next thought was “heck yeah!” Now if you had showed me this three months ago it would have convicted me to my core. You see, I have spent my entire 25 (almost 26) years on this planet seeing amazing people doing amazing things, and I thought to myself, “good for them but that will never be me.” Raise your hand if you are like I was, sitting on my couch, or laying in bed scrolling through an endless feed of multiple social media streams swooning over everyone else’s lives.

I was always left with an emptiness somewhere deep that I just wasn’t quite sure how to fill.

Now I need to clarify that though there was some jealously (I can’t deny that) there was more of a longing to be truly happy with my life. To wake up every morning knowing I am making a difference and being IN LOVE with what I do. It’s so easy to slip into that negative mindset where we think the world, our genetics, our circumstances are against up. Why do we so this to ourselves? The better question is…

Why do we think our loving GOD wants us to simply survive rather than thrive?

That’s the thing friends. That’s totally NOT what He wants for you.


10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ephesians 2:10, NIV

God didn’t just save us so that we may live and blame our motivation (or lack there of) on our circumstances. We are His workmanship or work of art. Carefully crafted on purpose for a purpose, created from nothing to do amazing things.

Look for the gift God has crafted deep inside you and put it on display so that He may be glorified through your passion. Please my friend, don’t force yourself into a mold (job, relationship, financial commitment ect.) that you don’t feel like God has designed for you to thrive in. Find that talent, that passion and pursue it. Pursue it fully without excuses, the way God pursues us.

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