Today we have guest writer Noah Barfield, who will be writing most Thursdays! Hope you enjoy!
Hello Pursue Today family! As of two weeks ago we are one whole month into 2018! What?! I know crazy right? One month down, 11 more to go. That is 11 whole months of decisions, life choices and pursuits. But the question is, what kind of decisions are you going to make this year? What life choices are you going to choose? What are you going to PURSUE this year?!
In this adventure we call life (and yes it is an adventure!) we pursue numerous different things every-day and what we choose to pursue can make or break our lives. So again the question is, what are you going to pursue this year?
We can go about our days and pursue miniscule pursuits that in the end have no real value in our lives. Pursuits that may seem like great investments at the time, but in the end, do not bring any life to the soul. We can choose to go after the pursuits that we think are best; Though we may not know what is best for us. We can go after pursuits that we think are filling us up when in reality they are destroying us.
I don’t know about you, but those options don’t sound very appealing. So how great is it that we don’t have to choose those options?! We have the opportunity to choose differently!
We can choose to pursue things that give meaning to our lives! We can choose to pursue things that bring life to us and those around us! We can choose to pursue things that will build us up instead of tear us down! We can choose to pursue things that will not make our time on this earth wasted time! We can choose to pursue things that will bring life to our souls! We can choose to pursue relationship with Jesus!
Relationship with Jesus is the only thing that will truly satisfy the longing of our souls. He is the only one who can bring us lasting peace. He is the one who gives meaning into our lives and leads us into the purpose we were made for. It is only in Him that our lives can truly blossom.
We have the choice to pursue relationship with Jesus and be filled by His love. He is waiting for you. Will you follow Him today? Will you choose to pursue Him and find that He deeply cares for you and has a plan and purpose for your life?
What will you pursue this day, month, year?
The things that tear you down?
Or the One who brings you life?
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”
Revelation 3:20 ESV