ARE YOU ALL IN?

Written by Dewald Pretorius

Are you all in? This is a hard question to ask ourselves when it comes to our relationship with God. However, it is a question that we all need to seriously meditate on. We live in a world that promotes self-sufficiency and mistrust. We believe that we need to be independent at all costs and that we know best. We tell ourselves that if you want something done you need to do it yourself. Unfortunately, this bleeds into our relationship with Christ.

Many of us are only willing to chase the goals that we set for ourselves because it is within our comfort zone. We feel that we have some sort of control over the outcomes and the only person we have to trust in is ourselves. The question is what do you do with the dream that God has for your life? Do you pursue it with your entire spirit, soul and body or do you flee from it because you trust more in your own power than God’s power? God is calling us to step out of the boat and into our purpose which is not defined by what we do but by WHO WE ARE!

“So because you are lukewarm (spiritually useless), and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of My mouth [rejecting you with disgust]” (Rev 3:16, AMP)
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We need to take this seriously as we cannot plan to walk into our purpose someday when the planets are perfectly aligned, we have the perfect job, the perfect house and the perfect relationship. We are called to lay down our own selfish desires and step into purpose today for we have no guarantee of tomorrow.

As Christ tells us in Matthew 12:30:
“He who is not with Me [once and for all on My side] is against Me; and he who does not [unequivocally] gather with me scatters”.

So…are you all in?

The take-aways for this session are:
• Ask yourself are you truly all in?
• If you are all in what about those around, you? Are your friends and family all in or will they be left behind?
• Are you following God’s plan for your life or are you trying to be the master of your own life?
• Do you trust Him with every part of your life?
• Your purpose is who you are in Christ not in what you do or what you own.
• A resource I would recommend to delve deeper into the topic is the series called The Games of Life. You can access the series on the Waypoint App under the group content section.

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