Living the abundant life is out of reach for people walking in darkness. Lost in darkness with adverse conditions, you become fearful, enslaved and downtrodden in spirit.
Life becomes discouraging; you lose hope, give up and stop taking action.
I understand, after being lost in darkness for over twenty years. I know how it feels to search for the pathway to living the abundant life endlessly. To walk in circles and repeat the dysfunctional patterns of behavior.
I became discouraged and almost gave up hope too.
Then one day, after leaving an unhealthy long-term relationship, the Lord made the pathway out of darkness crystal clear. His small and quiet voice spoke like a faint whisper – “come into the full light.”
The Lord’s calling to come into the full light required me to take action. He wanted me to listen to His voice, to trust Him and to walk by faith, not by sight.
I choose to trust and obey the Lord. Then the Lord enlightened the darkness of past afflictions and released the binding chains of sin. He gave me a new understanding or mindset and showed the way to living the abundant life.
Start Living the Abundant Life
Taking action by placing your trust in the Lord is essential to living the abundant life. When you fail to take action, you will not be able to step out of the darkness.
The Lord came so you could start living the abundant life. He didn’t come to condemn you for living in sin. He came to rescue you from the powers of darkness and sin.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10 KJV
If you want to live the abundant life, renew patterns of thinking, overcome fear and the bondage of sin, it’s essential to believe in the truth.
I’ve narrowed the way to living the abundant life down into three actionable steps. The effort made on your part will determine the outcome of your living the abundant life.
1. The first step is believing in the truth.
The first step to an abundant life is to believe in the truth. The truth will set you free from the bondage of sin.
The way of living an abundant life comes by divine wisdom, not human knowledge. Humanities way of living the abundant life is short lived and will be worthless to you on judgment day. The abundant life is not obtainable by any human-made means.
Jesus is the only way of securing an abundant life.
The Lord Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. Jesus is the truth, and you must believe in him to receive an abundance of life. When you have faith in the truth (Jesus Christ), you will be set free.
The chains of sin will break, and you’ll be free from the darkness with adverse conditions. You will be set free from patterns of thinking, gain a new understanding and living the abundant life forever.
2. The second step is trusting in the Lord.
The Lord Jesus Christ came so you can have life and life more abundantly, not to condemn you for your sinful nature.
Jesus is not a religion or a bad thing to trust. That is a lie from the devil. Jesus knew how sinful humanity was before he came to surrender his life to rescue us.
Greater love hath a man than to give his life for another.
That’s what Jesus did for you and all of humanity.
Jesus gave his life for you out of love. He didn’t want you to suffer for eternity in the darkness with pain and suffering.
The Lord Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. To have an abundant life you must trust in him and walk in the full light of Christ every day.
If you stumble and fall along the way, reach out to him and humble yourself before him. Ask for his forgiveness and guidance in your life. The Lord is loving and willing to forgive those who trust him and are eager to obey his truth.
You’re well on your way to living the abundant life when you believe in the truth and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.
3. The third step is renewing the mind.
You must take action to renew your mind with the Word of God. To change your patterns of thinking, and way’s of being and acting in life is necessary.
It takes time, don’t be hard on yourself.
Our ways are not the Lord’s way. We must spend time learning about the Lord and his way for us to live. Spending time reading and studying the Word of God every day is essential to living the abundant life.
Skip this step, and you could backslide into the darkness with adverse conditions again. Who wants to live in darkness again?
The secret to this step is to keep moving forward in God’s word daily. Don’t lose sight of the Word of God. Meditate on the Word in the morning and when you go to bed.
Seek the Lord in his Word, and renew your mind every day. Then you will no longer walk in darkness, and the devil will flee from you.
The Reward – Living the Abundant Life
The reward for following the Lord Jesus Christ will be the blessing of living the abundant life forever. He will bless your life and provide for you always. The Lord will never leave nor forsake you.
When the Lord returns on the last day, you will be caught up together with him forever. He will give you an abundance of life for eternity. The Lord is preparing great things for those who trust in him. You can learn more about these rewards in His Word.