Who do you share everything with, from the good times to the bad times. Who understands you and will put up with all the crap that you do? Who will listen and listen, wanting to hear all that is going on inside of you. Who can you spend time with and never speak a word. But still feel close to them? Your best friend, the one who you do everything with! We all need a close friend that we can spend time with and just be us with. We need someone who will watch our back and will call us out when we are not acting right. It is the deep friendships that we build our lives on.
We all need that type of friend in our lives, and we all need to be investing into someone for our lives to be as awesome as they can be. Many people think that heroes run on their own without any support, but that is never the case, every hero has the running mate who walks with them in everything the good, bad and ugly.
Having a friend who will stick by you through everything is one of the most awesome things that we can experience as we go through life! You are a hero, inside each of us there is a hero and we have to believe that at all cost! We need to bring the hero out and take on the world and live a life that is worth living. But we can not do that unless we have friends, tight friends around us. God’s word puts it this way in
Proverbs 18:24 A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Wow did you catch that, a friend who sticks closer than a brother (or sister)! That is the type of friend that I want to be and that is the kind of friend i want around me. Let’s face it if we are going to be heroes we will need some support and there is no better support than a tight friend!
What kind of friends do you have in your live? What kind of a friend are you to your friends? You supporting your friend can cause someone to become a hero!
Jesus put it this way to his closest friends.
In John 15:15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
We need to believe this and make it a point to have tight friendships so that we can support each other as we strive to be heroes.
What Make A Hero? " A hero has vision and goals for their lives..." XGT Experience Lesson for the week...
What is your vision and what is your goal? if you don’t know where you are going you most likely will never get there. In our discipline we have to have vision, and purpose. It is way cool to be a disciplined person, but if you are just disciplined and you don’t have a vision or a goal, well then why are you disciplined?
Think about it like this, we have been talking a lot about your purpose in life, and the focus that the Gospel should play in your focus. Have you ever thought about the Gospel being the goal for your life? I want you to understand the Gospel is not just something that we share with other people but it is how we live. Our lives are suppose to be the Gospel lived out each day! If we are lacking discipline in our lives I can tell you from experience that it is impossible for you to live out the Gospel with your life! I have tried it and it only turns into a big mess. We have to stay connected to the source, to do that we must have discipline. Staying connected to the source and discipline go hand in hand. The source gives us power to do all the things that discipline sets us up to do!
When we stay connected we live life out of the Spirit. Life by the Spirit is exactly what leads us to a disciplined life with vision.
Check this out Galatians 5:16-18
So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.
I hope that makes sense to each and everyone of you, because there is a battle for us to live by the Spirit, and in that battle we have to know that it will take discipline to truly live out our purpose and to live out the Gospel each and every day. Why is this so important you might ask? Why should we seek to live out the Gospel? Because it is what you were made for. You will never live up to your fullest potential until you live out the Gospel everyday. It is a tall order and it cost a great deal, ` believe me it is worth it. Living a life with purpose, vision and a goal is the only way to live. Living life for what you were made for is the best adventure that you will ever have! So lets dig in and start this journey together!
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Written and Posted by The XGT Experience Team of leaders