Full Circle

In our lives, we have many journeys we will take. We will begin at one place and then search for new and better things. Sometimes we come to discover that it was from where we began that we should then return to. This is going “full circle” back to the beginning.

The journey may be long, but it is the decision to go that prevents you from starting. “Before you do anything, put your trust totally in God and not in yourself. Then every plan you make will succeed.” (Proverbs 16:3 TPT).

If we are honest with ourselves, our faith journey must also come “full circle” so that we return to where we started. To that point in our faith where we believed like a child and didn’t question the Father. To that place of surrender where you finally gave your life over to Jesus.

The first step is to turn to Jesus and then begins the journey. “Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him” (Colossians 2:6 NASB).

In our natural lives, we start out enjoying life and working when we have to. But then most of us start working more and enjoying life less. We justify this by saying the more we work now, the more we will enjoy life later. But we are wrong, for our life is in how we live each day.

You will not enjoy today worrying about tomorrow. Jesus taught us, “… do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things…” (Matthew 6:34 NKJV).

Too many of us Christians do this same thing in our faith journey. We start out enjoying the Lord and the blessings He gives. But then the grind begins, and we allow serving Him and studying about Him to replace the time we simply sit in His presence.

It is in that moment when you realize you cannot live one minute apart from God that His presence will remain forevermore in you. “For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness” (Psalm 84:10 NKJV).

We must come full circle in our faith by returning to the Lord. We go off in every direction serving and studying about Him, while all the while, the Lord is waiting for us. We must learn that sitting in His presence is the greatest work we can ever do.

Drawing near to the Lord is an act of the heart and not of the mind because intimacy is founded on love. “Then I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the Lord; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, for they shall return to Me with their whole heart” (Jeremiah 24:7 NKJV).

We often grow more in Christian knowledge than in Christian living. We will learn more doctrines than we live, and our pride will blind us of any error. We are more interested in defending our positions than we are in winning the lost or being united in Christ.

If believers would live doctrine as well as they argued it, we would gain more believers. Put down your stones. “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God” (1 John 4:7 NKJV).

We must come full circle and live a simple faith where we love God, and we love other people. We need to cherish Holy Scripture and not weaponize it to argue with others. We need to reach people with the love of Christ, which can only be done with love.

If you want to preach the love of Christ to the lost, you must prove it by loving them. “For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another” (1 John 3:11 NKJV).

Too many of us don’t really believe what the Word of God tells us. We see our own failures and the lack of answered prayers and start to settle into a faith with little power. We start to pray smaller, thinking we need to make it easier for God to somehow help us.

If you’re going to pray for a little, you may as well pray for a lot. “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Ephesians 3:20 NKJV).

We must come full circle in our faith and believe that God can do anything. We need to believe, like a child, everything our Father tells us and simply wait for it all to happen. When we stop questioning and analyzing the Word, we will find the truth will finally set us free.

It’s more important you believe God can help you than you keep asking Him in your unbelief. “Jesus said to him, ‘If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes’” (Mark 9:23 NKJV).

Sometimes when we are standing on the corner at an intersection, we have to walk around the whole block until we find we are standing on the right corner. So it is with your faith that your journey will bring you back to where you started, where you first loved Jesus.

Jesus is jealous to be your one true love. He wants your whole heart, not just your actions, words, and tears. He will not be satisfied by what you do; He wants you. Jesus said, “[I know that] you [who believe] are enduring patiently and are bearing up for My name’s sake, and that you have not grown weary [of being faithful to the truth]. But I have this [charge] against you, that you have left your first love [you have lost the depth of love that you first had for Me].” (Revelation 2:3-4 AMP).

Blessings to you,

Paul Balius

2 thoughts on “Full Circle

  1. “We often grow more in Christian knowledge than in Christian living” A true and powerful word.

    Revelation without application becomes deception.

    “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves”


    1. Thank you, Brian. We are so blessed to have the privilege of being the pen that the Lord occasionally picks up to use for the kingdom. Blessings to you in your ministry, Paul

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