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Discipleship requires your hunger

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So many times as a young man I felt alone and unnoticed. In my evangelical church, I had a youth group, but no real connection with an older man who sought me out and wanted to invest in me. Anything I got from others, I had to go after on my own. When you’re hungry, you look for bread. The…
By Seth Barnes

So many times as a young man I felt alone and unnoticed. In my evangelical
church, I had a youth group, but no real connection with an older man
who sought me out and wanted to invest in me. Anything I got from
others, I had to go after on my own.

When you’re hungry, you look for bread. The orphans in our African care points will
walk miles just to get one of the meals we serve. Their hunger drives
them to a place where they meet their need. Similarly, more of us need
to recognize our deep unmet spiritual needs and begin looking for where
we can be fed.

Do you want to be discipled? It won’t happen if you just sit there. You’ve
got to press into God in whatever ways that he is available to you.
Many people like the Jeremiah 29:11 verse, “For I know the plans I have
for you…” But I like the verse that comes right after it, “You’ll
seek me and find me when you seek me with your whole heart.”

All our lives we live estranged from God and ourselves. How are we to find
our way back home? Where do we find any hope of connecting with our
creator? It starts with our hunger. If we are ever to begin to find our
way, we must commence earnestly.

Wherever you are in life, God is waiting for you to press in to him and to involve others in encouraging you in your growth process.  Right now there are probably people one step ahead of you who
could help you grow. But you’ve got to press into them.

Want to pull out of that rut that you’re in?  Begin by making the decision to grow and to ask someone else for help in growing. Do it whole-heartedly and you’ll find your Creator waiting for you.

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