God called us to thrive not just survive

I want a life that not only survives — it thrives. I want my life to radiate joy to those near me and beyond the boundaries of my surroundings. I want to experience love that stands the test of time, but I know in order to do that it must start with me.

In life I have often found myself just surviving when overwhelmed by life’s demands, a need for personal spiritual growth, family responsibilities, physical needs, and a changing workplace environment.

Everyone has their own battles they’re fighting.

We can get so busy, so bogged down with our daily routines or responsibilities, that we feel like life is just passing us by.

Sadly, with so many changes happening in our society, our economy, and our personal lives, some people are living their lives in survival mode. 

Jesus said that he came so that we could have ABUNDANT life – life to the full! That is not full of business, routine or responsibilities, but full of life.


Although survival is sometimes inevitable in different seasons of life, it should not be our normal “mode” of life. Living life in survival mode is not God's BEST for you.

Survival is easy. It’s natural. As humans, we naturally drift into ruts.

But God called us to thrive not just survive.

You were not made to survive life. Or to survive work. Or school. Or your family. You were not made to exist until you can get over the next hump or get to the next break.

Believe it’s possible to do what God’s called you to do. God has placed within you everything you need to be who He’s created you to be and do what He’s created you to do. But this requires daily choices to believe this in faith and then take action.

Right now you may find yourself aimlessly walking in the pit of despair, but at any one moment God stands ready to airlift you to safety.

God made you to flourish, to bear fruit instead of living barren.

Get in His presence today and allow Him to flood your soul with His love! Then you too will be able to say with David "My cup overflows . . . surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life (Psalm 23:5-6)."