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By Victory Stephan

April 1, 2020

Hello there! Now that I’m sitting comfortably on my couch with my bowl of KD, I’m finally ready to write this post. It’s 12:31 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1. Oh cool, today is the day this is going to be posted. Victory’s procrastination strikes again. I best get writing 😊

I’ve been thinking over the past couple weeks about who or what is my source.

I can easily say, “Jesus is my source” or “Jesus gives me life” etc. etc., however I’m starting to wonder if that’s a true statement. Don’t get me wrong, I do believe that Jesus should be my source but is the way I live my life a reflection of that?   

The following is a quote from a book by Ben Stuart and it’s something I’ve gone back to often. 

“When you have a source of life, you are a source of life. But where there is scarcity, desperation will set in.” 

The past few weeks have really shown me where there is scarcity in my life and that when I am filled with fear and anxiety, I reach for everything BUT the one who can sustain me and fill me with his peace. 

So then I started asking myself some questions. If Jesus truly is my source of life…

  1. Is the way I respond to situations in my life a reflection of that? 
  2. Is the way I treat others a reflection of that? 
  3. Is the way I see myself a reflection of that? 

Scripture teaches us that “Whoever believes in me [Jesus], as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” John 7:38 (ESV)

I want living waters to flow out of my heart and I cannot get that by relying on any human here on earth, or by constantly scrolling through social media or binge watching the next Netflix series. I know there’s a time and a place for that but if I look at my daily life as a whole, am I staying connected to the source who will give me life and help me walk through the challenges that I face on a daily basis? 

There’s no shortage of peace, love and joy coming from Jesus, but am I connected to him? Not only in times of desperation, but Every. Single. Day?

It’s not easy being introspective and asking these big questions but without them we will all, unknowingly, sign ourselves up for a life of mediocrity. I don’t want that for me or for you. So ask yourself today, “am I truly connected to Jesus?” 

Don’t beat yourself up if your answer isn’t a resounding YES. But start to look for ways to shift where you stand so you can plug into the source that gives us everything, we need to live lives that are worth living. 

And know that we’re here for you and we will walk with you as you discover Jesus for yourself.