In our lifetime we have seen big ideas come to pass. From cell phones and iPods, to iPads and more, our world has changed! The creative ability that God has given us is amazing; He blesses our efforts in all areas, in return it helps our world become better.
However, there is one BIG idea that changes lives for eternity Jesus coming to Earth to die for us, so that we can be with Him forever. This has changed the landscape of the world as people everywhere have experienced His person. It fills our souls with hope and heals our lives. It empowers us to be better and to do more than we could have ever thought.
This BIG idea is Jesus! He is the plan, He is the answer, and He is the hope we all desperately need! This is revealed in John 3:16:
“For God so loved the World that He gave His one and only Son. That whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.”John 3:16
This is the Gospel in one verse as it articulates the Heart of God and the BIG idea He has set in motion.
As Christ followers, it is our challenge to keep the BIG idea the main thing. We tend to make His message about other things, like certain points of doctrine, political agendas or why we are right. While these may not be bad, they can distract us from Jesus.
Also, as Christ followers we want people to know Him, and we should desire lives to be changed with the Gospel message; yet, our tendency to focus on tangents interrupts these things from happening. When Jesus is lifted up, ALL men are drawn to Him. When Jesus is lifted up, the enemy has to leave. When Jesus is lifted up, we are healed from our issues. When Jesus is lifted up, miracles take place.
Is anything distracting you from this BIG idea?
I encourage you to come back to the simplicity of Jesus. Come back to the love and passion that empowers focus and life change. Come back to the core issue, which is our hearts being changed from the inside out. This is what produces fruit. This is what produces living faith that sees things happen!
Overcome others no matter what they do or don’t do.
Overcome tangents that prove being right instead of doing right.
Overcome yourself in the areas that try to close you in.
Receive courage to be like Christ in heart and function on a daily basis. Embrace the moment and let His BIG idea fill you with purpose as you reach for those around you.
The more we look like Jesus, the less we look like religion!
Have a great week and may the Lord lead you with the full expression of His Love and the endurance that comes from Him (2 Thessalonians 3:5).
The best is yet to come!