Life is full of many awakenings. They begin in our infancy with things like rolling over, developing motor skills, talking and walking. It is so amazing to realize we have abilities and options which once lay dormant but now have come alive for us. With each new discovery comes the potential for progression and advancement.
Hopefully these awakenings continue throughout our entire life. Hopefully we continue to grow, learn and develop in the best things. As we grow older we realize there are adversaries to these continued awakenings. There is love but hate also exists. There are those who love to help us progress and advance but there are also those who want to hold us down and keep us in the dark. We have options. We have choices. There are many crossroads in life where we get to choose an upward path or a downward path. Meaningful awakenings seem a little harder as we get older. We have to be a little more intentional and careful, but the opportunities are still there.
Maybe it is time to rise up and have some more awakenings in our life. Maybe we have been held back or stuck too long. Jesus knew we needed help. He came and displayed what true love and power look like. He came down so we could rise up. He rose from the dead so we could rise with Him. We have so much untapped potential. Sin, deception and darkness are all around us, but they are no match for us when we have Jesus. It is time for some new victories and some new awakenings. Rise up!
Kelly Lineberry is pastor of The Life Center in Kamiah