Philippians 4:6-7 – “Don’t be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” To live a full life means to live in peace even when we don’t understand our circumstances. That means you must give up your right to understand everything, handing over your fears, anxieties and hopes, and accepting the peace of God.
I confess, I am so guilty of this. I want to know the plan. I want every detail of that plan. And when I don’t know the plan, it tends to spin me into a chaotic place frantically trying other ways to understand the plan. Releasing that understanding and trusting God through prayer ‘in every situation” is the way to a full life. Rather than feel that chaotic anxiety, present everything to God and then allow His peace to overcome you.
10. A Full Life is Possible When We Live in Freedom of What God Has Done
Galatians 5:1 – “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of bondage.” To live a full life, you must realize that the whole purpose Jesus came to earth was so that he can set us free through forgiveness. We are not tied to our sins, addictions, or pasts. Christ came to set us free from that, so we don’t have to be a slave to anything of this world. Pray for freedom, because it is freely yours. Through freedom, you can live a full life broken of all past bondage.
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