We live in a “me” culture that promotes a lifestyle of “you do you!”. The world tells us that to be someone special or get anywhere in this life, you must believe in yourself; that through self-reliance, self-confidence, and self-expression, you can be who you were meant to be! But God says the way to become the best version of yourself is by not relying on yourself, your strength, or your power, but by relying on God to help you to become who He made you to be.
Many people desire to live a blessed life. What if God’s idea of the blessed life is totally different from the life you seek? In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches about kingdom values that lead to happiness. When we choose to live and be shaped according to God’s kingdom values, we can surely experience the blessed life God promised us.