Our lives are filled with daily struggles. We are hurting physically. Many of us are tired and have low energy levels. We are out of shape. Others of us are in debt and struggling financially. We find it difficult to make ends meet. Others of us have lives filled with relational strife. Marriages are especially hurting.
But Jesus came to give us hope not just for life eternal, but also for the life we live now. As we face the struggles in life we are invited to submit ourselves to his will in these areas of our lives to discover the abundance he desires to give. It is called discipleship.
If you want something to be different in your life, you have to be willing to do something different. Discipleship is all about discipline and doing the difficult thing that will give us lasting freedom and joy.