Hey everyone it’s Adam DeGraide coming at you live from the golf course here in Orange County, California, playing a place called Oak Creek beautiful.
Last week, I fired up some people with my self-existent, motivation, where I discussed the concept of something or someone has to be self-existent in order for anything else to exist. Make sure you check it out and read some of the comments.
Today I want to talk about one of the comments in particular that was sent to me last week which is very fascinating. The individual said, hey, you know, it’s easy to be motivating If everything is going great in your life. Try losing everything. And let’s see how motivating you’re going to be then. And he’s right. The reality is, it is easy to be positive when things are going great. It is easy to be really motivating when you have your life, and it feels like it’s going in the right direction, but I have had loss, and I will have loss in the future. And the Bible clearly says that rain falls on the good and the bad by the way, and that no matter whether we’re doing great, or bad people. The rain is gonna fall on us, God’s gifts are also going to be with us, whether we’re good or bad, he doesn’t take gifts away. He gives them to us freely whether we use them for him or not. And one of the interesting things when you read the Bible is that some of the most profound people in the Bible were the sick, the poor, and it was very difficult as it says for the rich person to enter into the kingdom. And if you look at the example of Job in the Old Testament he lost everything.
Yet he continued to praise God and give God the glory. I read that book and I don’t know how on earth, he was able to do that. And sometimes we wonder in our own lives, how we can even do that. My wife’s girlfriend from, I believe from college or high school, I can’t remember exactly when, just lost her husband suddenly in a tragic car accident. She posted about it on online, and her faith was pouring out of her about how in the midst of such devastating loss for her and her children, that things went really, really, she was able to praise God and give God all the glory. I wonder if in my own life, I could do that with such loss, and I pray that one day if that does happen to me because it’s usually only a matter of time until something like that happens to us. Where tragedy strikes.
I pray that I would have the faith and that my trust in Jesus would be enough to sustain me through that difficult time. But you see the most important thing to realize is that Jesus didn’t come for the healthy. He came for the broken, for the sick for those of us who needed to know, we have, we need forgiveness, and we need grace. See, it’s not about what you have or what you think you have or the success you think you have right now. The real question is, are you trusting God for your salvation? Are you trusting God for His goodness, because our goodness is not enough. And whether we have means don’t have means, we are all sick in heart sick because of our sin, and only through the blood of Jesus Christ on the cross, can we receive that forgiveness and be accepted into heaven. Remember, the rain falls on the good and bad. And even though things might be going great now, they might not always be going well. And may we have the grace and the understanding to know that in difficult times, God is still with us and still loves us and still forgives us.
This has been a micro motivation with Adam DeGraide.
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