[vimeo id="79781465"] God doesn’t want you to live a boring life. He wants you to live a life of meaning and significance, a life of adventure. It’s easy to look at the Old Testament prophets or the Apostles and think to ourselves, “Sure, they did incredible things - but that’s why they’re in the Bible.” If we’re being honest with ourselves, we sometimes doubt that God could ever have a plan for our lives that’s as meaningful or significant as some of the heroes of our faith. We believe that God wants us to have a simple 40-hour-a-week job and a comfortable life.
And while I’m not bashing that kind of lifestyle if that’s what God has called you to, if we look into Scripture, we see that God provides numerous Scriptures about embracing this adventure called life. Here are a few of my favorite verses that have guided me on my journey to discover my divine design over the years:
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
- Isaiah 41:10
“For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable.”
- Romans 11:29
“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.”
- Ephesians 4:1
“Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” - James 1:4
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
- Ephesians 2:10
So often when we read the Bible, we miss the opportunity to let it speak into our lives because we’ve read the verse a hundred times before or sat through dozens of Sunday sermons on the topic. But the thing I love about Scripture is that it’s the living and breathing word that can speak to us in different ways, depending on the season of life we find ourselves in.
Whatever season of life you find yourself in, the Bible can be a great resource to speak truth about faith, courage, and perseverance into your life. Hopefully these verses were as encouraging to you as they have been to me over the years.
What are some of your favorite verses that have helped guide you during significant times of change or discovery in your life?