The Hope I Have

the-hope-i-have-flowerI’m sure you’ve heard all sorts of different things about what it means to follow Jesus, but unless you have a relationship with Him yourself, it’s probably not what you think.

Following Jesus isn’t just about doing the right things and avoiding the wrong ones. It’s not about rituals or traditions, striving for perfection, or avoiding the “real world.” You don’t have to give up alcohol or stop dancing. And you don’t have to give up your intelligence or stop thinking for yourself.

Following Jesus is knowing He conquered sin and death on the cross because He loves you. Following Jesus means believing that and understanding it changes everything.

It means letting go of your own plans in favor of playing a role in a story bigger than yourself.

It means aligning your dreams and goals with God’s because you believe He knows better than you do.

It means trusting Jesus in the midst of hardships because you know He can turn bad situations into opportunities.

It means seeing yourself through His eyes because He paid for your freedom with his life.

It means understanding your place and knowing God getting the glory is more important than you getting what you want.

Following Jesus doesn’t mean you never have problems. It doesn’t mean your life will be filled with nothing but prosperity and happiness. It doesn’t mean bad things won’t happen.

But following Jesus brings hope. It means you don’t have to do life alone. It means having someone you can always count on. It means living for a greater purpose.

3 thoughts on “The Hope I Have

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  2. Pam Long

    Sarah,
    I was reading your review of Jody Hedlund’s new book and found your blog. What a great surprise! I’m always looking for “like-minded” people to follow and read and, after reading “The Hope I Have”, (and seeing the little sign: Please do not say “Supposably…” ha-ha! LOVED that!) I know I have found a friend. I subscribed to Editionally today and can’t wait to begin receiving it.

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    1. Sarah Post author

      Thanks for the encouraging comment, Pam! I’m looking forward to getting to know you through Editionally. I hope you continue to enjoy my posts :)

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