As we begin a brand new year, I was thinking about the importance of knowing what you believe.
Everyone believes something. Even atheists have a belief, believing there is no God.
What do you believe?
No matter what your answer is here, your life tells the answer. Think about the choices you make each day.
Where do you spend your time? How do you spend your money? Who do you reach out to and talk to on a regular basis?
Go ahead and take some time in the next week and make a list. It might look something like this:
Have coffee in the morning
Go to work
Call a friend
Clean the house
I know this probably seems rather simple, but I think it is important. We quickly get into routines and stop thinking about what we do, or don’t do, in life. The New Year gives us the perfect opportunity for reflection, but also for change.
Jesus shared these words,
19 “Stop collecting treasures for your own benefit on earth, where moth and rust eat them and where thieves break in and steal them. 20 Instead, collect treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moth and rust don’t eat them and where thieves don’t break in and steal them. 21 Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6, CEB)
The way you spend your time and money truly reflect what you believe and who you believe are important in your life. The Bible would go a bit further and say they show to the world who or what you worship.
Consider your list. How many times do you spend talking to Jesus in prayer or reading the scripture? How many items on your list are you doing because you believe God wants you to do them?
What does your life reveal to the world what you believe?
This is the great part. If you don’t like the answer, you can change what you believe. When you change what you believe, your life will change too!