CURIOSITY IN UNFAMILIAR TIMES

by Jun 18, 2020Now Matters, Unfamiliar Times0 comments

Whatever builds up your faith and deepens your love must become your holy pursuit.
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Whatever builds up your faith and deepens your love must become your holy pursuit.

II Timothy 2:22b

Tourists see what they’ve come to see. Tour guides route them through the same popular venues that every other tourist expects. Same bucket list, different tourist.

Travelers see differently. Traveler’s believe there’s more to see than what’s common. They research more, go behind the scene more and ask unsettling questions more to get beyond the “less”! They think as travelers at all times, familiar and unfamiliar. Curiosity is their habit.

Jesus was a traveler. So were the early apostles. They embraced their holy pursuit. Transitions require better questions because as travelers we live in a holy pursuit for real transformation.

HERE’S FOUR H.U.G.E. QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU IN YOUR PURSUIT AS A TRAVELER:

  1. WHAT ARE YOU HUNGRY FOR?

Think about what nourishes you. What makes you come alive? What energizes you? What nourished Jesus in John 4 with the woman at the well? What is it that you need to edit into your life or out of your life to be a traveler?

  1. WHERE IS YOUR UNDERSTANDING LIMITED?

It is human nature to be transactional minded rather than transformational minded. Consequently, we live finite minded (within established boundaries or limits) rather than infinite minded (limitless). God is not limited by what limits us. Consider Mark 4:24 Be diligent to understand the meaning behind everything you hear, for as you do, more understanding will be given to you. And according to the depth of your longing to understand, much more will be added to you.

  1. WHERE IS THE GRACE OF GOD THE STRONGEST?

Grace is defined as “God’s divine influence on the heart and its reflection in the life”. Your uniqueness is in your strengths. Everyone has been graced with strengths. Identify your strengths or ask a friend for their input. Don’t compare yourself to others. You’re an original. The world is a lesser place unless you’re fully in it. 

  1. WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS AND WHY? 

Our challenge in faith is in the vagueness of our expectations. Are you expecting?

“Don’t allow what may be legitimately painful parts of your life to set the tone for the rest of your life” Carl Lenz  

Your expectations should pull you forward. Expectations built on convictions from God’s Word and time spent with Him are the kind He loves to meet. 
Lock yourself into a conviction long enough for it to change you.

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