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All-In

Have you ever been “All-In” for something in your life? I hope you can say yes, because this is where we thrive. It’s in the tension of giving it all that we truly live. We were made to take risks and if we’re going to succeed in life, we’ll have to go “All-In!”

In Poker, the term “All-In” means that a player has put the last of their chips into the pot. When a player is “All-In” they can not perform another action because they don’t have any chips left.

Notice in the game of Poker, when someone goes “All-In” they’re out of moves. They believe what they have in their hand is enough to win the game. It’s a gamble, but that’s what makes the game worth it.

But what if we go “All-In” with our faith?

This is massive as we navigate our fears, insecurities and the unknown. In truth, we tend to keep back an emergency chip just in case it doesn’t work out. We think thoughts like, I have to protect myself. I have to be wise. I have to be prudent and more. All of us face the rationalization of our faith to navigate the things we can’t control. This is because when we go “All-In” we lose control and we have to trust in God alone.

However, when we’re out of moves, God can begin to move!

Deep down we know this, but we don’t like it. We’re challenged with letting go of our lives, so He can work through our lives. We’re tempted to withhold the chips of our heart for protection because of our experiences. Yet, going “All-In” is what we want and it’s where we come alive in expectation.

Hebrews 11:27 says –
“It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the King’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the One who is invisible.”
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Notice Moses went “All-In” as he kept his eyes on God. He had no more moves and his only hope was God. From this place everything changed and history was made.

What would happen if we go “All-In?”

I’m not sure what you’re facing today, but I know a God who can do anything. I’m not sure how many emergency chips you have stored away, but I know a God who can lead you through any emergency. He’s able and He’s willing, but we have to give Him a chance to work in our lives. We have to give God the chance to do a miracle and this happens when we go “All-In!”

At some point and in some way we’ll have to go “All-In.” Life will bring us to these moments as God has a way of leading us to depend on Him. It’s a part of the journey that we must embrace to see His plan and purpose within us. In fact, living a life of “All-In” is the best way to live!

Most people wait until they’re trapped by circumstance to go “All-In” but there’s a better way.

Deciding to do life “All-In” is the perpetual place of peace. It’s having passion for what matters most and for what lasts forever that gives true purpose. It’s in this lifestyle where we find victory and adventure. This is what we all want and this is what we all need.

Are you “All-In” today?

This is where you will find true exhilaration and fulfillment. This is where you find hope and this is where you find peace. Go “All-In” and watch God do the impossible.

So what’s my next step?

First, I encourage you to lay down the matters of your heart on the table of faith. Meaning, you let go of controlling the situation. You resist dictating what happens and you stop proving you’re right. This is big, but it’s powerful and it changes everything. While it’s difficult to quantify how we do this, we all know in our heart what it feels like to do it. There’s relief when we let go.

Second, I encourage you to make things right with people as needed. This is a big part of having our conscience clean and moving forward in our faith. When we hold grudges, we are blocked from going “All-In.” Please let it go and walk in love. Let God fill you with joy and peace.

These two things may take multiple steps but it’s worth it. Live life with nothing left! Live life with no regrets. Go “All-In!”

Have a great week and the best is yet to come,

PD



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