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Unstoppable. This is a very powerful statement. Some top motivational speakers and celebrities out there are sharing to their audiences how to become unstoppable.
Since the global economic crisis people have realized that even the strongest and motivated business icons had been affected, and some badly hurt. The world then says we can get through this one day at a time and we will become victorious and move forward. But subconsciously if their happiness and fulfillment in life was and is derived from material things, they will get through but will admit that they were a little happier when they had more.
Here is the difference between hope with Jesus and hope without Jesus. Hope without Jesus is waiting for your position or circumstance to change. To be waiting and hoping that someday things aren't how they are now. There is nothing wrong with waiting for a miracle, but some miracles don't always come.
Life without Jesus is a life without purpose. Hope and purpose in this world is living as best as you can and maybe having life that gives back. But simply giving back isn't purpose, it's a branch of purpose but it is not the trunk or root of the tree. At my funeral, if one said, "Nick was a generous person," trust me I won't be doing cartwheels in my coffin. Recognition from people is never and never will be a goal. Some people strive for that respect or honor. Living a life to just reach for the position and status is vanity and sin. Yes my book titled Unstoppable was on the New York Times bestseller list. I praise God for that as it is a sign that people are enjoying it, reading it and being touched. Touched not by me, but by God Himself through the book.
The pinnacle of the fulfillment I can ever experience for my spirit and soul is to hear from the Lord, when I see Him face to face, "Well done my good and faithful servant." I am a servant of Jesus, the only one who could raise Himself from the dead. The One who couldn't be constrained by the grave. The One who plowed through the temptations of the snake and head of sin, Satan. Jesus is truly the only unstoppable One. He was God.
When I believe in Him, I could be battered and bruised, I could be broken and weary, I may be even bleeding…but in the arms of Jesus I am unstoppable as He heals, as He protects and as He carries me one step at a time. It is having the revelation of the power the Lord's grace in our life and receiving eternal life. The purpose on this earth is to know Him, walk with Him, be free in truth and love Him. After that love your neighbor as yourself so that they may not be waiting and waiting for a "hope" that never comes. God sent you to your friends and family to show that even in weakness we are still strong as we are carried and comforted by the Holy Spirit.
You want to help someone and show generosity? What can you do as they lie in a hospital bed dying? Give them the love and truth of Jesus. Why wait until that day to let them know that what they're really looking for isn't left, right, behind or in front, but just look up. Our hope is built on nothing less or more than God.
That is when H.O.P.E. becomes Hope Of Position Eliminated. This is when you aren't waiting for a different day or circumstance, but whether well fed or hungry, in the arms of Jesus you can endure all things. And we don't need to be unstoppable ourselves – we will never be that. All we need to do is be faithful, in faith believing in the promises of God, one day at a time.