We wrapped up our series at Westside Family Church on Evidence that Jesus was who he claimed to be – the Son of God. Today Brian Phipps (our Next Steps Pastor) talked about how we need to forsake things that we run to when trials hit whether it be relationships, food, substances, pornography, approval etc. I know in the past I have been an approval addict – I craved approval because I was teased while growing up because of a speech problem and it caused things to happen for which I had no control over but I also know that how I respond is MY responsibility and no one else. I know God still has some healing to do BUT I also know I have come a long ways and I can’t allow people to put expectations on me and I can’t try to live up to the expectations of others. I have gained so much FREEDOM the last few months when I discovered that I was trying to live up to people’s expectations and that is unhealthy. I am in the best place I have been in a long time. Jesus is ENOUGH – he is more than enough.
- Jesus says to the rejected – I LOVE YOU.
- Jesus says to the hurting – I WILL HEAL YOU
- Jesus says to the thirst – come to me and I will satisfy you!
Just some thoughts on this Sunday afternoon.