The first part of this session will likely be a challenge to you. A challenge to focus your thinking, and then to believe something different…
- about yourself
- about God
- about how life works, compared to what you have been believing
Here’s the reason why—the bible boldly declares what a Christian’s normal lifestyle should look like, from God’s unique perspective, according to his biblical standard. I write of this standard, documented in Hebrews 12:1, often throughout my book, and this Action-Plan series. God is clearly speaking to Christians here in this passage of scripture to, “Throw off everything that hinders, and the sin that so easily entangles” – He is using this scripture passage as an example to declare that every believer should be able to consistently live their lives, not in perfect compliance, but in earnest compliance, with this particular scripture, recorded in the book of Hebrews, and others like it, documented throughout the bible.
This is God’s perspective of a normal Christian lifestyle.
Therefore, you are challenged to believe, adopt and understand this fact—that somewhere along the line, the relative strength of your spiritual foundation has failed you at some point, or, is not where you’d like it to be, isn’t that it? God is informing you here in Hebrews 12, that you need to fix it—you need to find out what went wrong, or, what’s going wrong, and call out to Jesus for help—it’s time to get it corrected. You need a formidable plan and a new structure to plug your life into that will effectively lead you onto a path of authentic, biblical freedom. Get rid of all the fear, anxiety and stress. What do you think—does that appeal to you?
This will likely be a challenge to you—and, it is meant to be a challenge, because God has purposely designed struggle to be a part of every one’s lifestyle. Jesus knows that struggle in life is a necessary part of it needed to make us strong, and, he promises to equip and enable each one of us to be successful in that challenge, through him.