Summary: We have a heritage, we have a future, we also have a destiny! It’s time we stood up collectively together and reclaimed what has been stolen from under our very nose and is rightfully ours!

Live life like you were living!

There are a lot of things that excite people in life. There’s music, sports, money excites a lot of people! What gets you going?

Why does society become so excited over man made achievements and events in life?

Wining an Oscar, or a Super Bowl ring everyone would agree is quite an accomplishment! So is becoming a doctor, but none of those things will mean much in eternity!

Have you noticed over the past few months, a lot of the things

Society has held dear in the past, because of the never ending attack of the accuser, doesn’t seem to mean so much anymore, to a lot of people?

Frustration levels seem higher than they have ever been, because to many limits have been placed and enforced of our freedoms!

The attitude of, “well...if it’s not affecting me or my family” is long a thing of the past. Because this forerunner of things to come has affected all of us!

I can remember following and watching a lot of things, like the news, and sports, and eating out. Things I once found interesting, now I find myself not caring so much about!

Our passions along with our freedoms have been taken and stolen from us, in an effort to set new boundaries of who we are and what the future supposedly holds for mankind.

But who we are is not something which can be altered or changed so easily, as long as we remember who’s we are!

For just a moment, it seems as though we the church have been caught up, in both following and marching to the same beat of the drum, everyone else has.

Wake up Church, that’s not who we are and not who we were created to be!

For everyone who proclaims the name of Christian we are Christ’s followers, that’s who we are! We have an identity and should easily be identified by the world, because of our identity!

We have a heritage, we have a future, we also have a destiny!

It’s time we stood up collectively together and reclaimed what has been stolen from under our very nose and is rightfully ours!

I want to share a scripture that should be read over and over, until it becomes a part of the fabric of your being!

Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-14, MSG

3-6 How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places

(WHAT KIND OF PLACES? Levels of favor we could never achieve with any amount of labor!)

of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind,

(Who was on His mind? Insert your name right here!)

had settled on us as the focus of his love,

to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving

(I have to ask, what kind of gift giving? “IMMEASURABLE! GIFT! GIVING!”)

by the hand of his beloved Son.

11-12 It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for.

(that's why it's so important, we realize and know who are and who we belong to!)

Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.

13-14 It’s in Christ that you, once you heard the truth and believed it (this Message of your salvation), found yourselves home free—signed, sealed, and delivered by the Holy Spirit. This signet from God is the first installment on what’s coming, a reminder that we’ll get everything God has planned for us, a praising and glorious life.

The scripture gives such great definition to Jeremiah 29:11! The plans that God has for us, for our well-being, for our welfare! Plans for our future and what Glorious plans they are, as we just read!

What we have been living lately, is the devils version of Groundhog Day, day after day after day! What we’ve been led to believe as the new norm, is not what God has planned for us!

What we have been led to believe is a lie and anti-Scriptural!

Listen, God hasn’t changed or put his plans of abundant life on hold for us, but far too many of God’s people have!

Who are you and Who’s Are You? There should be no question, or hesitation. If you’re a Christian, the correct answer is, I am Christ’s! I am an adopted son or daughter of the most high God!

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