Each year in January, my church hosts an annual Church Leader’s Conference. This year the theme was “Defining and Creating Reality where You Live and Serve.”
However, this is more than a Christian leader’s issue. Whether you are a pastor, a painter or a plumber; whether it is your professional or personal life, one of the most important responsibilities you have is to clearly define your current reality and if need be, commit yourself to creating a new reality.
Think about it, the only reason you exist today is because God changed his reality by creating this universe. God existed before the beginning of our universe but for his own reasons determined he was going to forever change his reality by creating our universe and eventually you and me.
The universe that he was going to create was so clear in his mind that even before he created one thing he determined that his Son (Jesus Christ) would die on the cross for the sins of the world.
Now you and I will never be that good at visualizing and planning, but the point is this: If you never take the time to clearly state your current reality and begin from there creating a new reality your life and your future will never get better.
The ONE THING for today: Dare to examine your life and truthfully and clearly state the reality you are currently living in. Don’t make excuses, parcel out blame on others or give rationalizations, look yourself in the eyes and take responsibility for how your life currently is.
Until you do that, nothing is going to really change.
We’ll examine how to begin creating that new reality next time.
But for now, remember, there is a world of difference between existing and living. Maybe you’ve just existed long enough; perhaps it time for you to start living.
1 Peter 1:20 (NKJV)
20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you