We all have “if I could just” moments. Most of us want things that are better than what we currently experience, but we’re impatient. When those two forces collide, it leads our brains to start calculating the shortest distance between us and our goal, which leads to “if I could just“ moments.
Everything we pursue in life comes down to these two very basic categories: comfort and significance. "Success" is simply shorthand for more comfort and significance. But is God okay with me pursuing them?
Have you ever gotten tired of the same-old stuff and started looking for something new in your life? A refresh, if you will. We've all been there because there's a season for everything. There's nothing "bad" about it.
Does God give us tests He knows we won't pass? God certainly gave Peter a test He knew Peter wouldn't pass, so why wouldn't God do the same to us?
When our son Jackson was in daycare, I remember one morning his school was delayed two hours due to freezing temperatures. That might sound absurd to those in colder parts of the world, but 10 degrees in the south = state-wide emergency. Of course, my son didn't mind at all. In fact, it was great news for him. I, on the other hand, was not so thrilled...
Have you ever been told by another Christian to "not judge"? Is it biblical to say that? The truth is, we're not only allowed to judge one another, we're encouraged by God to do so.