“If you are trying to hang on to your life, you will lose it” But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it. Mark 8:35 ” How do you know if you are living for your dream or God’s dream? If your dream is truly from God, it will. somehow be connected to his Church and his plan for the world. Why would God give you a self – centered dream, unconnected to what he wants to do in the world? He wants to use you for his dream. He wants to use you for his plan. You were not put here on earth to live for yourself. Ask God to give you his dream from your life so that you can be a part of the biggest, best, and most important story. The great commission is your commission – it’s the whole purpose of history. Daring faith. What are your dreams? How will your dreams contribute to the growth of God’s kingdom on Earth?
Christianity is not for weaklings. Wimps, or the faint of heart. It takes courageous men and women to follow Jesus. When you are faced with opposition because of your faith, it’s natural to feel afraid. So how do you get rid of the fear of opposition, disapproval and being rejected? You need to be filled with God’s love and perfect love casts out all fears. 1 Peter 3:14-15 says, ‘ If you suffer for doing what is right, GOD will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats. Instead , you worship Christ as Lord of your life. And id someone asks about you hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it.” You have to turn your attention away from the pressure you feel and turn it towards God. That’s what worship is focusing on God. When you face opposition, worship instead of worry. again WORSHIP instead of WORRY.