3. Pray for an obedient, willing heart:
Standing on Christ, the Rock may mean that what is being asked of you looks completely different from what is seen around you. It is important to trust Him at His Word and be obedient to whatever He asks of you. Don’t be afraid to be set apart. If God is asking something of you, He has already prepared the way and the resources to achieve it, He just needs your willingness. Obedience isn’t always easy because it doesn’t always make sense or provide all the details, but that is when we activate our trust in Him. Trust that whatever He is asking of you, there is a strategic and purposeful reason behind it.
4. Be willing to do it alone:
Sometimes in our willingness to be obedient, we have to also be willing to do it alone. Standing on the rock may seem lonely because it goes against the things of this world. You will have to be unwavering in your beliefs and trust Him. The good thing is you are never alone because He is with you even if you can’t sense His presence. He is there.
5. Lead with love:
Our culture promotes pridefulness. People will always have opinions, sometimes at the expense of others – but be willing to approach them in love. Ephesians 4:15 says “speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.” As you stand on Christ the rock and are presented with opinions, critiques of others, don’t give in to the temptation to fight back with ugly words that complement their behavior towards you. Instead, be set apart by leading with love. Remember, you are His representative, and your words matter.
Jesus, the Rock of Our Lives
Jesus came to bring light to the darkness. He came so that we may be free. He is our only hope, strength, and unmovable foundation. When we read His Word and are obedient to it, we are laying a strong, solid foundation for our lives. This world can be tough. Many believers will face persecution for standing on the truths of His Word, but we can be sure that as we go through life proclaiming His truths, we will find confidence that there will be a day when we will meet Jesus and be greeted with a “well done.”
He knows it won’t be easy for us in this world because He faced many troubles too. But we can find comfort that we don’t have to stand alone in our truths for He is always advocating for us.
As you go through this journey of life, remember that Jesus is always with you. He will never ask anything of you that He hasn’t already equipped you for.
He knows you will be tested on earth, but He has given you a great example to follow. Don’t give in to the patterns of this world but stand firm on the truth – stand firm on the Rock. He is the only steady source we have. To stand on Him as your rock is to acknowledge Him as Lord over your life and trust Him with the details. Represent Him well in this world.
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