Transcendence is something most every person desires, at some point in their life. There have been many wildly successful people who accomplished great feats financially, yet get to a point in life where they long for greater purpose. Many people even receive numerous honors for contributions made to society but often find the work of their hands too easily forgotten. They long for lasting impact. Transcendence. Meaning, they come to a place in life where their desire is for having an indelible impact; or to live a life that will leave behind a lasting mark.
Transcendence is living a life with legacy in mind that will make a lasting difference.
The Dictionary defines transcendence as the act of rising above something to a superior state. In human terms, it’s that person who lived their life in such a way that they went beyond ordinary limitations. They refuse to settle. Many people will make a difference in this life, but the question we all have to consider is will we only leave a mark for humanity, or will we leave a mark for eternity?
God is always initiating and inviting us into radical faith steps that will not only promise abundant purpose, but will provide a path for making an eternal difference. Obedience to His will is the only way to ensure transcendence. Somehow, God will not only make a way for us to have impact on humanity, but only He is able to give us opportunities to have impact for eternity.
What radical faith step has God been calling you to take?
What impact are you making? When all the money is made and after all the accolades fade, what will you leave behind that will be remembered in the Kingdom of Heaven, for all time?
Everyday Jesus beckons and waits.
Everyday we have a choice to make.
Everyday we have the opportunity to take a faith step in the direction of God’s desire for our lives.
He has a perfect path of destiny that He has predetermined just for us. In Ephesians 2:10, He calls us His masterpiece, His workmanship, whom He created in Christ Jesus FOR GOOD WORKS. These good works, scripture says, God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. These good works are the only things we can put our heart and hand to that will have lasting, eternal impact. And here is what is infinitely amazing about God’s plans for us: when we walk with Him in obedience, the impact we have will have significant and supernatural ramifications!
What is it that God has uniquely created and called you to do?
Will you choose to be obedient to His invitation for your life?
What step has God put in front of you to take? Have you willingly said yes to Him?
Like Abraham’s story, we can believe that whatever step God asks us to take will require radical faith, however when we willingly say to God, “send me,” He will answer with true transcendence, making our life an eternal blessing to, and for, many!
“Cultivate prompt, exact, unquestioning, joyous obedience to every command that it is evident from its context applies to you. Be on the lookout for new orders from your King. Blessing lies in the direction of obedience to them. God's commands are but signboards that mark the road to present success and blessedness and to eternal glory.”
- R.A. Torrey