“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
John 10:10 ESV
I was talking the other day to someone who is contemplating a career change. This person isn’t sure what to do, but knows he needs a change. I made the joke that if he could figure out what a consultant does, he could do that. I thought it was a pretty good joke.
Unfortunately, though, I often approach Jesus that way. I seek His advice on my ideas rather than seeking His Truths, His Will and His Answers. I take what I think and “run it past him” as I would do a consultant.
Instead, I need to approach Jesus, My King, My Savior, My Redeemer with reverence, humbleness and a moldable heart. Because if I don’t, I’m falling short of living the life He wants for me. And what kind of life does He want for me? As John 10:10 states above, He wants to give me abundant life. Some versions say rich and satisfying.
So if I am truly wanting to receive and life this rich, satisfying, abundant life that Jesus has for me, I need to approach Him as He truly is and not just a consultant in my life.