Whenever I find
myself seeking meaning in something other than God, I read the Bible verse John 10:10. Jesus says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I come that they may have life and have it in abundance.”
I love that word: in abundance. So often, I see people getting caught up in things that fall short of abundance.
I have been in this situation before. In my book, The Secret Life of a Fool I share about how for many years I sought worth and meaning in my corporate job, in wrong relationships, and in my friends.
But I was empty inside. And that’s because, even with an increasing accumulation of these things, I wasn’t walking with the Lord.
Friends, until I turned and relied on Jesus 100% my life did not have the type of true abundance that God offers. The enemy will try to persuade us to chase after these worldly things, but when it comes down to it, the deep longings within us will not be satisfied outside of Christ.
John says, “There is a way that seems right to man but in the end it leads to death.”
This week, I urge you to reach the people in your corner of the world about the life and love that come from walking with Jesus. That is abundant life.
“Friends, until I turned and relied on Jesus 100% my life did not have the type of true abundance that God offers.”