Daily Encouragement: Day 307

Adapted from Handbook to Spiritual Growth


As followers of Jesus, we must look beyond people, things, and circumstances to meet our needs. All of these are unstable and inadequate, and if we depend on them, we will certainly fail. Moving in the direction of the flesh will not meet our needs; at best it can only provide a deceptive façade of security and significance. Instead, we must dare to believe that if everything else is taken away, our God is enough. This does not minimize the fact that there will be pain when relationships break down and when failure and rejection occur. These things are painful, but they will not destroy us when we derive our self-image from God rather than people.

From an ultimate standpoint, we are loved, we are significant, and we are competent, but only in Him, and only in the plan to which He calls us.

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