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Find Yourself – July 6, 2023

[Jesus said] “Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.”
Matthew 10:39

Find Yourself

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Daily Devotion – July 6, 2023

Devotion based on Matthew 10:39

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Do you know someone who was on a conventional path in life but then departed for something completely different? Maybe you tried to describe them to someone else by saying that they were “taking some time to find themselves.”

The expression refers to looking for a purpose in life that makes sense to you. You aren’t feeling it on a conventional path, so you look for a vibe that resonates with you. When you take time to find yourself, you are looking for something that makes you feel satisfied.

Jesus warns against finding yourself without him. Without Jesus as your Savior, it doesn’t matter how good you feel or how sweet the scene looks. All satisfactions are temporary, and eventually, you will lose the life you thought you found.

But when you lose a selfish life and find Jesus, you will be amazed to find a full and satisfying life that has been there for you all along. Your identity will be clear as a dear child of the only true God. Your future, eternal life in heaven, will be secure. There will be reasons for things you like, for the things that resonate with you, and in discovering those reasons, you will discover why God placed you where you are right now in life.

It might seem cryptic, even mysterious, but it makes sense in view of Jesus. Whoever loses their life for his sake will find it.

Lord Jesus, my heart is restless until I find my rest in you. Amen.

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