We live in a world where everyone values the highlights. You turn on the sports channel and the entire time there are amazing highlights shown. You engage on social media and people put up pictures of the highlights, success of the business, the achievements. Many people look at these highlights and are inspired and may even say within themselves that I can do it too. I can do what they're doing. However, what we may neglect in admiring the highlights is this: the highlights that we are looking at does not show the process it took to perform that particular highlight. We cannot negate the process to greatness. As a matter of fact, Jesus was offered an opportunity to shortcut the process. Satan in Matthew 4 said to Jesus, "I will give you [the kingdoms of the world] if you will fall down and worship me." Jesus understanding that in order for his elevation (glorification) to come about it would require a process. When circumventing the process you will have to pay a tremendous price. Let's make an effort to follow Jesus' paradigm of submitting to the process so that we can elevate.
I am an avid reader and enjoy many books. I also enjoy reading the Bible. In the bible there is a phrase that repeats itself throughout the Bible. That phrase is the just LIVES by faith. Today I encourage you to believe like never before and LIVE! When you believe God for the extraordinary, which are those things he has been showing you, you will than LIVE because you have been empowered to go after it. Life flows when you live by faith not by natural site.
PASTOR, AUTHOR, TEACHER, HUSBAND & FATHER
Michael T. Weatherbe is the Pastor of The Church, along with his wife, Pastor Jaime Weatherbe. He is the author of Born to Dominate. He is the father of 4 amazing children and married to his wife for 20 years.