Struggling to Live or Living Gloriously

In the midst of all we face in life, we are in a great struggle just to make it from one day to the next. But I keep bumping into verses of Scripture that tell me that we are to live with another perspective.


When Paul wrote to the church in Thessalonica, he told them they were called to obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Glory? But that word seems to imply great honor, praise, value, and other amazing things.

So God is calling me to something great, but I am stuck here with my limitations. What are we to do to move in the direction God has for us?

We clearly know that Jesus experienced all the struggles of life that are common to us. But he lived with a higher purpose and perspective. While people all around him struggled with living their daily lives, Jesus focused on how he could please his Father in heaven. He wanted to do the works of his Father and speak the words of the one who sent him.

He lived a life of glory and a life of greatness because he lived with a purpose that was greater than a common purpose. It was a glorious life lived among common people, but in an uncommon way.

What is God’s higher purpose for your life? What will it take to move you toward greatness? Get ready to switch over to a life of glory that Jesus has for you.

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2 thoughts on “Struggling to Live or Living Gloriously

  1. It’s a shift in perspective that is meant to come with new life in the Spirit. Either to live in the everyday mundane and busied circumstances of daily struggle or to have the perpective of what God’s purposes are. Having done both, with some relapses to the former when life is hard, it’s such a better way to live in the latter which Jesus showed. To be led of the Spirit is the far better alternative!

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