The resurrection of Jesus Christ brings enormous hope into our lives, doesn’t it? Because Jesus conquered sin, death and hell our lives are completely changed! The Apostle Paul wrote, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17). When you put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection, everything changes! The old passes away and everything becomes new.
Even though we know this, dreams die, relationships struggle and purpose waffles. When that happens, we need a resurrection.
So, let me ask you. Where do you need a resurrection?
In the area of your dreams? I believe God plants dreams and desires in each of our hearts. When those dreams crash and burn it’s easy to become disillusioned. If that’s the case for you, set aside some time to grieve. Authentically. Honestly. Grieve. Don’t rush the process. Let your tears flow. But, in your tears don’t run from God. Instead, lean into God and let Him help you process your anger, frustration and sorrow. He was a man of sorrow and well acquainted with grief. He gets it and is able to sympathize with you. (Hebrews 4:15).
After you’ve grieved, ask God for the new thing He wants to do in your life. Ask Him to awaken new dreams and desires. Spend some time reflecting and asking yourself some basic questions like: “If I could do anything and fear was not in the way, what would I like to do?” Consider, “What are my gifts?” And, “Where can I have the greatest impact”? Then. Dare to dream again!
In the area of your relationships? Are any of your relationships broken or strained? Where might God want to resurrect new love, forgiveness or trust? Start by making a list of the people closest to you. Then evaluate how each relationship feels. Spend some time praying for those on your list. Ask, God, if there is anything you can do to restore any broken or strained relationship. Do you need to apologize, make amends, or bring up an issue that has become an elephant in the relationship for the purpose of reconciliation? Do you need to show more appreciation or affirmation? What can you do? After you make a list of tangible choices, follow through quickly before you change your mind. God is able to restore even the most broken relationships.
In the area of your purpose? It’s easy in the chaos of life to lose sight of your purpose. As a result, you drift. God created you on purpose and for a purpose. Your primary purpose is to bring Him glory and show His love to the world. Within that large purpose, He has specific works that He has designed you to do. (Ephesians 2:10). If you’ve lost your purpose, ask God to resurrect it! Ask Him specifically how you can get on board with what He is doing in your community and around the world. The same power that resurrected Jesus from the dead is available to you. Ask the Holy Spirit to begin unleashing His power through you!
I’m praying that this week, you will know the resurrection power of Jesus Christ in a new and tangible way. Leave a comment and let me know which area of your life you’re going to ask God for a resurrection! I can’t wait to hear from you.