Repeat Offenders: Breaking the Sin Cycle

Author: Creflo Dollar

While it is true that every human being is born into sin because of Adam’s treason in the Garden of Eden, once a person becomes born again, sin doesn’t have to rule his or her life. Christians have a choice to either obey the Word of God or yield to the temptations of the enemy. By accepting Jesus as Lord and personal Savior, we are translated out of the kingdom of darkness and into God’s kingdom. To remain in bondage to sin would be like sitting in a jail cell with an opened door. When we realize that sin is a choice and use the Word as a weapon against the enemy, we can break the sin cycle forever.

There will be many temptations in life. You may feel vulnerable at times, but one of the greatest benefits of salvation is the fact that through Christ, you are saved from sin and its eternal effects. Sin is a curse, a hindrance to God’s blessings and the very obstacle that adds to and often causes the difficulties of life. Rather than subscribing to the belief that you “just can’t help it,” accept that you can! Whether or not you sin is based on the daily, conscious decisions that you make to obey or disobey God and His Word.

While it is possible to live a virtually sin-free life by focusing on the Word and practicing the presence of God, there will be times when you miss the mark. The temptation to sin does not magically disappear when you accept Jesus. Believers of all spiritual levels still have to deal with the temptations and suggestions of the devil and make a choice. You have authority over Satan, and when you are born again, you have a responsibility to uphold the Word of God. In doing so, you prove the Word and the promises of God to be true and you can defeat the enemy when he comes to tempt you.

Strive at all times to live in a way that is pleasing to God. He holds you accountable for your actions. Jesus said, “If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin [would be blameless]; but now they have no excuse for their sin” (John 15:22, The Amplified Bible). Once you know the truth, sin becomes a matter of personal choice. You demonstrate your faith and respect for God by exercising your willingness to choose His way of doing things over your own.

God is a loving Father and He has made provision to forgive you of every sin or mistake. First John 1:9 says that if you confess your sin, He is faithful and just to forgive and cleanse you of all unrighteousness. If you are born again, you can be forgiven as often as you ask. Yes, at times you will make decisions that fall short of the standards God has set in His Word but don’t beat yourself up about it. Instead, exercise your right to be free from sin through repentance and forgiveness, and immediately begin renewing your mind so that you can make the right choices. Remember, no one just “falls” into sin without first thinking about it.

Being honest and admitting your shortcomings are the first steps on the road to freedom from the sin that binds you. God can’t do anything for you if you are in denial about behavior that opposes His Word. If you gossip, lie or are involved in other forms of sin, admit that you have a problem and ask God to help you. Get in the Word of God and renew your mind in the area in which you have challenges. Confess your sin and move on. “For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved” (Romans 10:10, The New International Version).

The Word is your divine resource to combat sin. It is the source of answers to all of life’s problems; there is nothing that you face that the Word does not cover. Life is a test. The enemy will use sin to try and distract you from God’s plan, but you can break the sin cycle today. When you know who you are in Christ Jesus, and use the Word as your weapon against him, you will be spiritually prepared for any attack.

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Love and Giving: Removing the Spirit of Selfishness

Author: Creflo Dollar

When was the last time you gave of yourself freely, not expecting anything in return, with an attitude that demonstrated willingness and excitement to give? God never intended for you to live as an island, and keep what you have been blessed with for yourself. Whether it is with your time, gifts or talents or financial resources, loving others means giving to them. God will bless and increase you when you purpose in your heart to be a blessing to others. Your love for people is demonstrated in your willingness to give.

Walking in love is the greatest commandment from God (Matthew 22:34-40). The Bible says that God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, Jesus (John 3:16). God is constantly giving of Himself as an expression of who He is—love (1 John 4:16). Therefore, it is important that you develop a consciousness of love and act on it by giving to others, just as God gives to you.

Romans 5:5 says that the love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit. This means that you have the capacity to love others with the love of God. Do you find it hard to give your possessions, resources or time to others? Begin to meditate on the love of God and let the spirit of love develop in your heart. When you develop the love walk and regularly exercise the spirit of love by giving to people around you, it will become almost second nature. God intends for love to be the distinguishing characteristic of those who believe in Him.

Being selfish does not only mean refusing to give freely of your material possessions. It can also mean being selfish with your time, love and friendship. The moment you choose to withhold from others when it is in your power to bless them out of your increase and under the direction of the Holy Spirit, you are being selfish. When you make the choice to restrict or limit your giving, you restrict what God can do in your own life.

One reason people maintain a position of selfishness is the fear of being taken advantage of. But when you allow the love of God to rise up in your heart, it will cast fear out. Selfishness will only keep you trapped in lack and hinder you from increasing. But when you allow yourself to become a distribution center in whatever area God directs you, you keep the flow of blessings coming your way. Second Corinthians 9:7 says, “Let each one [give] as he has made up his own mind and purposed in his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion, for God loves (He takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous, “prompt to do it”) giver [whose heart is in his giving]” (The Amplified Bible).

Selfishness separates you from God’s provision for your life. Choosing to hoard the blessings God has given you is the opposite of love, no matter what the excuse may be. From the simplest act of caring, whether it is providing monetary or tangible resources for someone, or giving your time, wisdom or insight to someone else, the spirit of giving and love will not only allow God to meet someone else’s need through you, but it will also release God’s hand to meet your needs.

Open your heart to the possibilities of how God will use you! Be willing to be a blessing to others even if it means giving something that is precious to you. You can rest assured that when you obey God in this area, He will bring it back to you more abundantly. Don’t be stingy, pass the blessings on. You will expose your life to tremendous blessings from God because you choose His way—love.

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Creflo Dollar: The Secret to Promotion

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The Secret to Promotion - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar MinistriesJames knew he was blessed when he finally got a job offer in his field of study. Feeling that God had called him to his position; he loved everything from the people to the cafeteria food. But there was a certain task that was a thorn in his side. Whenever faced with having to complete it, he became frustrated and would rush to get it done. After three years at his job, Jim was ready to move his way up the corporate ladder, and expected to have already been promoted. But, after applying for other positions and keeping his supervisor in the loop about his desires, he still hadn’t made any progress.

Despite all the things James did right on his job, and regardless of the fact that he liked where he worked, he hindered his own promotion just by not being faithful to his position in certain areas. Something as simple as performing one task in a rush, and not to the best of his ability, demonstrated his lack of faithfulness in that particular area. While he was indeed called to his place of employment for that specific time, he had continued to demonstrate a lack of faithfulness in certain areas of his job.

Proverbs 28:20 declares, “A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.” A faithful man abounds with blessings, including promotion. Faithfulness is defined as being trustworthy, dependable and loyal. Each of these characteristics is what God will expect of you no matter where He sends you. If you work as a high–powered executive, or as a maintenance man, God still expects you to do your job in excellence.

In addition to making sure you do your job well, don’t let the wrong things move you away from your calling. A paycheck should not determine whether or not you’re going to do what God told you to do. Neither should a difficult boss or coworker. Understand that with your simple obedience and faithfulness to do what God told you to do, He will take care of you. If you are where you are supposed to be, show yourself faithful for that season, no matter how long it lasts, and you will be rewarded.

Faithfulness is the key to your promotion. You’re not going to have any increase until you can learn to be faithful with what God’s given you already. The Bible declares in Psalm 75:6, 7, “For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.” Don’t you know that if you’re faithful on your job, even to the point of being more faithful than the guy who’s running the company, God will promote you? He honors faithfulness.

Faithfulness even goes beyond your job; you can begin to cultivate it in your relationships and in many other areas. Find out from God’s Word how to be a faithful husband or wife. If you are a student, be faithful and diligent in your studies. Be faithful with the gifts and talents God has placed in you, using them to God’s glory. Be faithful to the commitments you make to other people through your words. There are so many opportunities for promotion in life when you consider all the ways in which you can demonstrate faithfulness.

Faithfulness is the only way you’re going to graduate to the next level in any area of your life! When you prove yourself faithful in one area, then God opens the door for you in others. If you’re stuck in a rut, show Him you’ll be faithful with what you have already. He will make a way. Do what God tells you to do so you can hear Him say, “My good and faithful servant, well done. You’ve been faithful over the few, now I’m going to make you ruler over many!”

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Creflo Dollar: Disassociate and Depend on God

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Disassociate and Depend on God - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar MinistriesHave you ever made a decision to change, and genuinely meant it from your heart? However, the more you attempted to make necessary adjustments in your life, your surroundings, friends and memories of the past kept dragging you back to your old ways? Or, you may have taken on a “lone ranger” mentality where you tried to do everything in your own ability, without depending on God or a support system of strong Believers. These are not uncommon occurrences in the lives of people who initially embark on the journey of change. In order to successfully endure the process of change, you’ll have to simultaneously disconnect from hindering relationships, behaviors and mindsets, and embrace the help of the Holy Spirit and others who can benefit your life.

First, I can’t emphasize enough, the importance of disassociating from things that stop your growth, once you decide to change. You may feel comfortable with your old ties and relationships with certain people, but you must honestly evaluate them to determine if they are bridges to your next level, or burdens in your life.

Everyone has a friend who is fun to be around, but doesn’t contribute to your spiritual growth as a Christian. I’m not saying to be mean to your old associates. The Word instructs us to walk in love toward others (Matthew 22:39); but you should not remain in close fellowship with people who aren’t going in the same spiritual direction. First Corinthians 15:33 says, “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” You will never reach your destiny if you hang on to people who are not beneficial to your advancement.

When God spoke to Abraham to leave his country and what was familiar to him, he disobeyed God’s full directive and decided to bring Lot with him. As a result, Abraham experienced a period when God did not deal with him directly. He and Lot ended up separating because there was strife between them. Lot was family, but he was hindering God’s purposes in Abraham’s life.

Like Abraham, change may even involve choosing God over family members and loved ones (Matthew 10:34—38). Yes, there will be people in your life you must break ties with, no matter how uncomfortable it may be. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you sever unfruitful relationships and trust Him to show you exactly what to do and say. Be encouraged and submit to the will of God for your life by agreeing with what He has to say about your relationships while in the process of change.

As you disconnect from your past, be sure to rely on the Spirit of God. He is a helper and is standing by to assist you. As you let go of old relationships, ask Him for new ones that will help you grow. Divine connections from God are essential to your success; He never intended for you to be an island all by yourself. The right people in your life can be positive bridges to help you reach your destiny.

Even in your daily life, you will need the power of God to help you sustain lasting change. The enemy will try to get you to accept his words and suggestions, all in an attempt to get you to revert back to your old mindset and life. When times of testing and temptation come, resist the devil by using the Word against him. Declare that you are a new creation and your mind is being renewed (2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 12:1—2). When you begin confessing God’s Word, you activate the power of God to come in and give you the help you need during challenging moments.

No one ever said change was easy. However, change is necessary and achievable when you do your part. Set your mind on the goal of achieving everything God has imagined for you and press forward.

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Creflo Dollar: Are You Loving or Selfish?

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As a Christian, you are commanded to love everyone—the good, the bad and the ugly (John 13:34). It is not an option; you can’t pick and choose whom to love. The only choice you have in the matter is whether or not you will obey the commandment. Unfortunately, many believers are in a state of disobedience because their decision to love is based on feelings or on whether their love is returned. That is conditional, human love—it profits nothing. Others fail to walk in love because they believe that it is impossible for them to love as Goes does. They fail to realize that God would never ask anyone to do something that isn’t within their capacity to accomplish. Every born–again believer has the ability to walk in love.

When you became born again, you received an “injection of love” from the Holy Spirit, Who came to live inside of you. As a result, you have an anointing, or God—given ability that makes it possible for you to love in a supernatural way. You can show affection toward others despite their actions. In addition, you are more than capable of retaliating the right way, which is according to the Word of God.

Nothing in your life—finances, family, healing and so on—will work to its fullest potential until you let go of selfishness and perfect your love walk. To be selfish is to “regard one’s own interest;” selfishness is “a devotion to one’s own interest.” Selfishness and love are the two most powerful forces in existence. When you operate in one of these forces, you short–circuit the other. When you choose to love, you turn your back on selfishness. When you choose to be selfish, you turn your back on the opportunity to express love. There is no middle ground. You cannot love unconditionally and be unconditionally selfish as well.

Selfishness is the root to all sin. Satan knows this. His goal is to get you to take your focus off of God and place it on yourself. This is what he did in the Garden of Eden. After the deception, Adam and Eve were no longer God–conscious; instead they became self–conscious (Genesis 3:1–5). Another important point to remember is that the root of selfishness is fear. Fear is what motivates you to protect yourself. That is why a selfish person is constantly in self–preservation mode.

I know it’s not easy to respond the way Christians are supposed to, especially when someone is in your face saying hurtful things; however, Proverbs 15:1 encourages believers to respond with a soft answer to curb someone’s wrath. When you speak kind words to someone who may be mean as “hell,” you are creating an opportunity to love the hell out of them. Additionally, don’t rehearse negative thoughts; disperse them instead. Make a conscious effort to think thoughts toward others that are honest, just, pure, lovely, good, virtuous and worthy of praise (Philippians 4:8). Something powerful happens when you are willing to lose sight of yourself to put somebody else in focus.

The way to get rid of selfishness is to get rid of fear. First John 4:18 says that perfected love casts out fear. Fear is dangerous. It opens the door for the Enemy to come in and wreak havoc in your life. It also produces negative forces like offense, strife and unforgiveness. However, love empowers you to the point that you will be slow to take offense and quick to forgive.

Keep in mind that when you fail to develop in love, you fail to develop in character, which means you perpetuate a lifestyle of selfishness. God is looking for people of character. That is what being a Christian is all about—developing the character of God. Make a quality decision today to develop the character of love, because that, more than anything else, is crucial to your experiencing the fullness of God.

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Creflo Dollar: Working For God (Part 2)

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The law of diligent hard work is a critical factor in you experiencing the abundance of God. Work is honorable and provides a channel through which God can flow His blessings to you. In examining this area of hard work, and looking at the practical skills you need to manage your life on an everyday basis, I want to zero in on the area of developing a strong work ethic. No matter who you work for, God honors the man or woman who has workplace ethics and operates with integrity on the job. Developing in this area will take some discipline, but the rewards are well worth the effort it takes.

Ethics can be described as a set of moral principles, or a system of conduct. I don’t know if you are aware of it, but there is a system of conduct that must be adhered to where your place of employment is concerned. Since work is honorable, the guidelines set up at your office, or workplace, are important and help to maintain the integrity of that business. In addition to that, you should have a personal standard of conduct, as a child of God, which blends easily with your company’s standards. When you are a person who is teachable and obedient, you will do everything you can to abide by, and maintain, good ethics on the job.

Ephesians 6:5-8 says:

Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; Not with eye service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

As an employee of your company, you are the “servant” of your employer. Therefore, according to the Word of God, you should strive to be obedient on your job. You should also concentrate on making your job a service to God, and not to men. When you become conscious of the fact that God’s eyes are upon you, watching you work, and watching how you work, you will be mindful of how you use your time at work and how you do your job. Also, aim to maintain a positive attitude at all times.

I want to share some practical things you can do to become happy, satisfied and challenged at work. If you decide to act on them, you will notice a marked difference in your job performance:

  1. Decide that you are going to work for God and not man. Colossians 3:23 says, “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.”
  2. Ask God what attitude He wants you to have on your job. God is more concerned with your character than your career status.
  3. List seven ways you can increase your job effectiveness and contribute to your company.

Other keys to maximizing your job are to smile a lot, do new things, come to work early and treat the company as if it were your own. Prepare your mind for work each day and ask the Father for fresh ideas, insight and contributions you can make on a daily basis. Learn a new skill and network with successful people in your field. You will be surprised at the progress you will achieve by making some simple adjustments.

You should consider yourself privileged to be able to work and earn an honest living for yourself. If you don’t currently have a job, I encourage you to make finding one your priority. When God gives you the opportunity to work, do your job well. Developing a strong work ethic is the responsibility of every Christian; God won’t do it for you. Seek Him on how you can grow as an employee and take your company to the next level. When you do, you position yourself for promotion and increase.

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Creflo Dollar: Heaven Bound

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Heaven Bound - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar MinistriesIs God real? What about Satan? Is Heaven a literal place of existence? What about Hell? Everyday millions of people ponder these same questions. Struggling to gain truth of this matter is a reality for Believers and unbelievers alike. Millions of people believe life ends at death. They’ve concluded that death means sleeping and existing in a state of nothingness. However, the reality according to God’s Word is the grave is not the end!

As humans, we’re born into this physical world. We’re educated in this physical world, and therefore we only understand the things of this world. However, physical training does not equip us with the ability to comprehend spiritual things like the reality of life after death.

In order to understand this complex topic we must explore and understand the anatomy of man. Man is a spirit being—he doesn’t have a spirit, he is a spirit. He possesses a soul, where his emotions and intellect reside; and he lives in a physical body.

Because we live in a physical world, we’ve been trained to believe the physical body we see is our entire existence, but that’s untrue. The spirit of man is eternal—it lives forever. When we die, our spirit and soul separates from our physical body. Once that happens, we separate from the physical world, and are immediately born into the spirit world, where our spirit and soul will live forever.

Heaven, Hell, angels, and demons exist in the spirit realm, and when we depart from this physical realm and enter the spiritual realm, we will see the reality of this truth. The Bible says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. However this is only true for the person who is born again. For the person who is not born again, being absent from the body is to be present in Hell.

So what happens to the person who refuses to accept this truth, and dies having been bewitched by the world into thinking that Heaven and Hell aren’t real? The harsh reality of their self—made reservation to Hell will quickly set in, and the truth they’ve heard and rejected will torment them for eternity. Don’t let this happen to you!

I urge you to decide to make Jesus the Lord of your life now! Don’t allow another day to pass without knowing with certainty that you’re Heaven bound. Now is the acceptable time. You can be born again right now, wherever you are, by realizing and admitting that you are a sinner. Repent and ask God to forgive your sins; change your heart, your mind, and your direction. Then, confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead. Once you complete these simple steps you’re saved and on your way to Heaven. Get connected to a Bible—based church, and allow the power of God to transform your life. You’ll be glad you did!

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Dr. Creflo Dollar: Do All Religions Lead to God?

Do All Religions Lead to God? - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar MinistriesChristianity, Scientology, Buddhism, Hinduism, Calvinism, Mormonism, Islam, what’s the difference? With great sensitivity, I embark on answering the age—old question many have pondered for centuries—Do all religions lead to God? As a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, most of the world already knows my stance on this subject. Yet in this article my aim is not to bombard you with my personal thoughts, but rather give you information to consider if you or someone you know is struggling for a conclusion on this matter.

Rick Warren, a pastor and best—selling Christian author, offers an interesting interpretation to this highly debated inquiry. In response to the question, Do all religions lead to God, Warren answers: “Can I go into a phone booth and dial any phone number and get home? No, there’s only one number that’ll get me home. I could be sincere, but I could be sincerely wrong. The truth is, all roads don’t lead to Rome and all roads and all religions don’t lead to God“.

What a powerful statement! For those of you who need a reason to believe the Word, this statement will most certainly give you one. Although somewhat simplistic, Warren’s statement accurately supports the factuality of there being a solitary way to connect with God.

So how does one decide what’s the way to God? Should he or she research what religion has the best philosophies, or compare each religion to see which one makes the most sense? While some of my more theologically—inclined colleagues might applaud you for such efforts, I believe such research will subject you to the reasonings of men, and ultimately lead you away from the truth.

You connect with God by faith, not reasoning, which is why many people find it hard to understand me or accept my style of teaching. I don’t reason with the Bible, I just believe it. No one else in history, besides Jesus, died an agonizing death so I could be spared from Hell’s fire. Mohammad, Buddha, or the Dalai Lama did not give their life for me, so why should I follow them?

The one thing I want you to get out of this article is an understanding that Heaven is real, and so is Hell; when we die, we’re going to one or the other. So it’s time to stop the endless debates, and listen to Jesus—the only One who has died, went to Hell, and came back to tell about it! If you’re reading this article, I urge you to open your heart and let Jesus in. He’ll give you answers you’ve desired. Receive Him today, and allow Him to prove Himself to you; not because He has to, but because He loves you.

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Creflo Dollar: Kids and the Web

Kids and the Web - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar MinistriesWe’re vastly approaching a crucial era where everyone, especially our future doctors, lawyers, and CEO’s must become computer literate. Failure to do so could cost them opportunities and diminish their capacity to fulfill their future professional aspirations. Although modern technology, such as the Internet, expands their ability to increase in knowledge, it also intensifies their propensity to become victims of computer—sex crimes. Because of the growing online community of children, the Internet has literally become a haven for predators seeking children for criminal purposes. Nevertheless, you can drastically minimize your children’s potential risks by taking responsibility for their online usage.

The Internet has become a common part of almost every child’s environment. Whether at home, school, or the public library, an excess of 77 million children are online every day (Internet Crimes Against Children, U.S. Department of Justice Office of Victims of Crimes). Therefore, it’s imperative to educate yourself and your children about the risk factors. Since children are naturally curious, making certain they recognize and understand the potential dangers of the Web dramatically increases their safety (A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety, FBI). You cannot afford to be silent. Talk to your children about the great resource the Internet can be, as well as the dangers they may encounter online. Ensure they’re aware that online sex offenders can be any age or gender, and target boys and girls of all ages.

SafeKids.com recommends establishing a family contract for online safety, which includes a detailed list of pledges children and parents agree to abide by when using the Web. They recommend signing the contract and posting it near the computer.

As parents, be aware of, and recognize the warning signs for your child being at risk online. According to the aforementioned FBI study, your child may be at risk if he or she spends large amounts of time on the Internet, especially at night. If you notice your child becoming withdrawn, turning off the monitor off quickly, or changing the monitor’s screen when you enter the room, it may be time to investigate their online activity. Don’t be afraid to express your suspicions. Review your child’s computer and Web sites visited, making them aware of why you’re doing so.

The best method of protection is prevention. As we aspire to raise a generation of computer—literate scholars, it’s important that we use wisdom to assist children in reaching their intended destination safely.

I love you and encourage you to take this article to heart. Research and educate yourself on the best ways to protect the gifts God has given you—your children. I pray God’s wisdom and peace leads, guides, and directs you in everything you do.

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Creflo Dollar: Changing, Growing, Becoming!

Changing, Growing, Becoming! - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar MinistriesI came across a quote today that profoundly impacted me. The quote, from Charles Dubois, epitomizes the life of a Christian. It says, “The most important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” Wow! I can’t think of a better quote that precisely and insightfully captures the true calling of Christianity.

Are you willing to sacrifice what you are now, in order to become what God has called you to be? If you’re a Christian, this is a question you need to honestly ask yourself. If your answer is no, you’ll remain stagnant in your current state—never experiencing the result of change or the beauty of growth.

For a born—again Christian, change is a necessary and perpetual facet of life. In order to become everything God has called us to be, not only do we have to embrace change, we have to learn to love it. God makes masterpieces on the canvas of our lives; and everyday we have the opportunity to work with Him in creating a work of art. By the leading of His Spirit, we must be willing to make the necessary adjustments so God can continue the work He started in us.

Do you know what happens to a person who becomes so complacent in their current existence they refuse to change? They never grow, and in extreme cases, they live their entire life with unfulfilled greatness. Don’t let that be your story!

Jesus was a great example of what it means to sacrifice what we are, for what we can become. He embodied change, and allowed His entire life to be a sacrifice. As a result, He now sits at the right hand of the Father. Notice, however, what He ultimately achieved began with His willingness to lay down all for God’s will.

Just think, if Jesus hadn’t willingly sacrificed His life, you and I would not have unrestricted access to the Father. I don’t know about you, but the sacrifice Jesus made motivates me to sacrifice what I am, so I can grow and become what God has destined me to be.

Do you really want to grow into the person God’s called you to be? Because if you do, then change is the order of business! Don’t be consumed with what you are right now; submit your life to God as a sacrifice, and focus on what you will become.

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