MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.” – Hebrews 12:28-29 (NIV)
As a follower of Christ, you belong to the Kingdom of God, and there is nothing on this earth that can take away from that, and the fact that you belong to God’s unshakable kingdom is far more valuable than belonging to anything or anyone else.
If you want to live a life where you are comforted daily by the beautiful truth that you were made with a purpose, hold onto this! Especially when you find yourself desiring to belong somewhere or you’re tempted to start looking to other people or other things to belong to. Maybe you find yourself desiring to:
1. Find a group of friends who are on the same page spiritually
2. Fit in with the people of influence in your church or at your job
3. Receive approval from your parents or the people in your life that you look up to
4. Be accepted and respected for you who are by the people that you love and care about
Wherever it is that you desire to belong, remember that you first belong to the Kingdom of God. Let yourself be more excited about that more than you’re excited about anything else. Remind yourself daily that no matter what happens when it comes to your friend groups, your relationship, your family, your job or your education, your purpose is fulfilled by Jesus.
You are apart of the Kingdom of God and there is nothing that can shake that. This is where you belong. This is where you find your purpose.
Biblical Context + Further Reading: Hebrews 12:18-29
DAILY CHALLENGE: Write this verse somewhere you’ll see for the rest of the week