Choose the Abundant Life
The life you want wants you, too, and it's accessible.
When I woke up this morning, I heard Holy Spirit whisper, "the abundant life is accessible to those who choose it" and John 10:10 immediately came to mind.
"I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]." -John 10:10 AMP
In this Scripture, Jesus is telling people one of the reasons why He came to earth. Yes, He came to bring the Kingdom back to the world, but abundant life is within the Kingdom. Therefore, those who choose to go into the Kingdom will have access to a full and overflowing life.
Sometimes, I feel like I have not stepped into abundance when I look at my life. While I've done well for myself, there's this nagging feeling that more is available. Indeed, it is frustrating to know that there is more you can have but don't have. So when I have those moments of realization, I immediately go to God to ask what's up. Why do I do this? Because I don't believe He's a liar, my situation is evidently lying on Him. I don't like that, and I'm sure He doesn't, so I go to Him for clarity.
Sometimes, God reveals to me that certain generational curses are at play. While other times He shows me that there are set times and seasons for releasing His blessings. Tthhheeennn there are moments when He shows me that in certain seasons, I haven't chosen life. Take a look at Deuteronomy 30:19.
"I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse; therefore, you shall choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants" -Deuteronomy 30:19 AMP
Just like Jesus tells us that He came to give us access to abundant life, the Bible also tells us that there is a choice of life and death before each of us. Unfortunately, more times than not, we choose death with our words. Remember Proverbs 18:21, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." Sometimes we choose death with our actions and our unwillingness to forgive. Sometimes we choose death because we refuse to obey the first time. Sometimes it's when we don't complete a project that He's instructed us to do.
Yet, Deuteronomy 30:19 lets us know that life and death are options. And because God is God, He tells us which to choose. He tells us to choose life for us and our lineage. He tells us to obey so that those who come after us will have a fair chance at an abundant life.
Friend, I need you to realize that when God gives you a God-idea, He is allowing you to access an abundant life. When He tells you to obey Him, He is telling you to obey so that you may take hold of the overflowing life. When He tells you to come spend time with Him, He wants to reveal to you ancient secrets that will ensure your success.
What will you choose this quarter? Will you choose life or death? Will you choose blessings or curses? Will you choose elevation or stagnation? It's really up to you because He's already told you that both are available.
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