Feeling overwhelmed with life. Distracted without a sense of purpose. Overstressed and overanxious. Lonely, without close relationships. Unable to focus, be quiet, or hear God’s voice. Could your hyperconnected digital diet be causing anxiety?
Did you know that happiness research is a “thing?” For the past few decades researchers have looked at what determines how happy people are. It’s not primarily money, where you live, or even health. More critical than any of those is the quality of your closest personal relationships such as family and friends. But what do you do when people disappoint you?
What would it mean to be like Jesus? That is what He promised, after all. That’s the point. The whole goal of our existence on earth, the purpose of all God has done and is doing, is to restore you and me to the way He originally created us to be.
You are a theologian whether you realize it or not. Theology is nothing more than what you believe about God. And the kind of God you serve makes a tremendous difference in just about everything in your life.
If you are the same person tomorrow as you are today, your life will pretty much be the same as it is now. If the only thing that changes is that you’ve been breathing for another day, another year, you’ll simply be where you now – only older. To experience a different future, you will need to become a different person.