Leaning Into the Will to Live

“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.”

– Philippians 3:12

It is a necessity to lean into life! I remember when my daughter Haven was born. Often, the stories parents tell of the birth of their first child can be chaotic and a little crazy — and Haven’s was no different! Amazingly, her due date was Christmas Day, but she arrived two weeks early. Due to her early arrival, no one was around. The memory is still fresh. I recall Hannah saying, “My water broke.” I asked, “Are you sure?” Yep, she was sure. It was two o’clock in the morning and I rushed her to the hospital. As Haven was born, it was an amazing and turbulent experience, but also a tremendous blessing. 

This is sometimes what it’s like to give birth in God’s Kingdom, to give birth to new life, to lean into the will to live. And speaking of a strong will, Hannah has recently felt God deposit a healing ministry on her heart. She’s praying for strangers, holding healing services, and asking people to do what they couldn’t before. And it doesn’t always go well, but sometimes it’s amazing! She knows God placed this desire in her heart, and she can either fulfill it or stop it. Her choice is to fulfill this calling!

Friend, I know there’s a dream in your heart that God is giving you the choice to follow. Do you know what you are going to do with the dream, with the deposit that God has placed within you? There is a will to win and a will to fail. In the course of our everyday lives, you can make the decision to press forward and not give up. God is on your side so lean into life!


Father, give me the strength to press forward and not give up on my dreams.


Are you following the God-given dream in your heart?

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One Response

  1. God has taken me to places I only dreamed of. The journey has been difficult at times. But always a blessing. Amen

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