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Survivor Series 2

So far the Survivor series has spoken to me in ways that only God can. We have learned so many necessary skills for moving through this game of life with confidence and hope. First, communication with God opens the door for a concrete spiritual relationship that will sustain us through anything the enemy can throw at us. When we communicate with God, we learn more about who he is, which can help us to trust in his almighty plan.

Second, knowledge is learned; wisdom is lived. We can only gain the wisdom that God has for us through studying his words with passion and eagerness. Since that sermon, I have found myself reflecting on the verses that I read throughout the day and finding the small ways that God is relaying the messages from his Word. He reveals himself to us in many different ways—when we stop to listen, the result is overwhelmingly magical.

Last week we studied David and Goliath, and the courage that David had to have in order to follow the challenge that God had set before him. Courage is grown in confidence, and is shown in the challenges that we face. This week, my daily verse was Isaiah 41:10—“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” I was reminded that God goes before, he goes with, and he goes after. We can have courage in the world because he is always with us, helping us, and upholding us.

This coming week we will be discussing ambition. Ambition is something that most people can admit they have had at one point in their lives. Whether it is ambition in career, family, social networks, or education, most people have had ambition to be the best they can be. However, if I am being honest, I have difficulty putting my own ambitions behind the goals that God has set for me. If you are like me, you might have trouble trusting the plans that God has you, or you justify your ambitions so much that you believe that it is what he desires. He always wants the best for us—we are his children after all. However, we have to learn to align our goals with the ones that God has set before us. We have to look to him for our goals and directions. After all, who is better to trust? The person who knows your future and goes before you? Or yourself, the person who doesn’t even know where they want to eat for dinner?

Personal ambition and ambition instilled by God are the best when they align with each other. Learning more about ambition and what God says about it can help us in our everyday battle against life’s struggles. Please join us for Week 4 of Survivor! We will be meeting another cast member and learning more of what God wants us to experience through him.