Are you holding on to things of this world? If yes, you are forfeiting an abundant and eternal life. When you are an overcomer, you must deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Jesus Christ daily. "Whosoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whosoever loses their life for me will keep it." (Luke 9:24) Do you think of your relationship with God primarily in terms of what's in it for you? Or in terms of what you can do for God?
If you are a disciple, I am challenging you today, let go of this world, let go of the pride, let go of the selfishness, and thinking that you got it all figured out. God knows it all, not you. "Deny yourself," the Bible says in Mark 8. "What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul." (verse 36) Forfeit means lose or experience deprivation of a right to eternal life as a penalty of choosing the pride of life over following Christ Jesus daily. Are you willing to make the pursuit of God more important than anything, brothers, and sisters? Let's be honest with our selves. We pray for kids, but we don't teach them how to live for God; we pray for our friends and family members, but we don't talk to them about God.
Are you willing to make the pursuit of God more important than your selfish pursuits? God's will for us is that we accept His son. That's a daily relationship with the Savior for an overcomer. Follow Jesus, and you will know what it means to live abundantly now and to have eternal life as well. My God keeps you bless you.
Filled with the Holy Ghost, Minister Douglas W. Pompey, is committed to serving God. Whereas his walk with Christ began in January 1993, he took on leadership roles with vigor in the Christian faith in 2000. While serving as Deacon and Steward, Minister Pompey faithfully taught the Word of God at two historical community churches, one in South Haven, Michigan, and the other in Cassopolis, MI.