Something to Wake Up For

“But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said: ‘Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.’ ”

– Ephesians 5:13,14

Yesterday, we talked about the fact that if you want to live a fulfilling life, you must also be okay with suffering. It is part of the journey of life. So, if you don’t suffer for something in some way, life itself will become suffering. I’m not saying you should starve yourself, but sometimes if you want to lose some weight, you’re going to have to feel hungry. I’m not suggesting you go out and embarrass yourself, but if you want to write that symphony or make that work of art or that film, or write that song, or give that sermon, you’re going to embarrass yourself sometimes, but that’s OK. Just say, “It’s OK,” and press on.

My belief is that one of the greatest challenges that people face is when they have their basic needs met, but they don’t have anything to wake up for and live for. For them, there is nothing to come alive for, to grind for, to work hard for, or to earn money for. It makes all the difference in the world when you find your mission and you start living for it, visualizing it, and embracing its potential. There is no doubt that you can endure challenges because there is the joy that is set before you. 

Friend, have a passion to live, to press through, and to live in a bigger world than the one you live in now. I believe that’s what God is calling you to do. Do not be afraid of what lies ahead. You are always up against this resistance but with the help of the Lord you will be able to overcome it!


Father, assist me in embracing my mission.


Are you able to visualize a bigger world than the one in which you are living?

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3 Responses

  1. It’s difficult to muddle through some tough experiences. But each time I did- I became stronger and more confident. I’d close my eyes and just whisper,”Jesus take the wheel!” And He did! I’m so thankful I didn’t give up. If I had given up due to self doubt-I’d never have experienced God with me in life’s tough situations! Amen!

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