Relentlessly pursuing God is not necessarily easy, but it’s definitely worth it. However, you can’t really pursue God until you’ve first experienced real freedom.
God is in the business of setting us free, and it’s glorious to be free from guilt, condemnation, and always wondering what people are thinking of us.
We’re set free from the concern of failing when we know who we are in Christ. This brings us the courage to be able to step out and pursue God’s promises.
One of the greatest freedoms God has given me is the freedom to be me. For years I tried to be something I wasn’t, feeling like I needed to be like this or like that, all the while knowing I wasn’t like everyone else. Yet, I kept trying to be like others until I learned through my relationship with God who He created me to be. This also set me free from me, so I can focus on Jesus and reaching out to others the way He wants me to.
Philippians 3 says Paul was determined, or relentless, to have the things that Christ Jesus died for, to know Him and the power of His resurrection. I believe when we are born again, there is a spirit of determination that rises within us. We can call it Holy Spirit passion or zeal, and it’s what gives us the ‘oomph’ we need during hard times to say, ‘I will not give up on having an intimate, passionate, deep, personal relationship with God. I will not give up on being all that Christ wants me to be.’
Be relentless to stay in faith and receive God’s promises. Remember, you belong to Him and He’s given you a relentless spirit!
Prayer Starter: God, I want to live a new life, relentlessly pursuing You and Your promises. I trust You to help me become all You created me to be and experience true freedom.
Memory Verse: [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope] (Philippians 3:10 AMP)