Discover the secret to living a powerful and abundant life through the upside-down kingdom of God.
In our constant search for a life filled with blessing and abundance, we often follow our human instinct, and then wonder why we come up short. God always has a better idea. And it most often requires us to move in the opposite direction.
In The Opposite Life, pastor and author Alex Seeley explains the secret to living a powerful and abundant life through the upside-down kingdom of God. Each chapter unpacks the opposite-life principles that begin with our way of thinking and yield miraculous results. They include
death vs. lifefear vs. faithlast vs. firstlove vs. hateworry vs. worshipgive vs. receiveimpossible vs. possible
We all want the blessed life but sometimes go about it in the wrong way. God’s promises are conditional. He says follow Me, and I will change your weakness into strength, your foolishness into wisdom, and your nothing into everything.
Seeley (Tailor Made), founder of Christian outreach organization the Belonging Co., encourages Christians to embrace their God-given purpose in this impassioned work. To explain how to "unlock God's mysteries" Seeley moves between her own biography and examples from the Bible, exploring her decision to enter seminary, which eventually led her to start a basement church in Nashville. Her version of finding God's word often requires trusting instincts, as when she turned down a job in California based on prophetic words from a stranger who suggested she start the Nashville church. "If we trust that God is ordering our steps, we may be in the very place of victory and not yet know it," she writes. Each chapter examines overcoming obstacles by leaning into the opposite of one's desires or expectations which, Seeley writes, are often misguided or underdeveloped. She also makes lively comparisons to get her points across; an entertaining analogy compares God's kingdom of Heaven and Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, both of which are attained by "humility... and an honorable heart," and she presents approachable, scripturally grounded expositions on many complex Christian issues, such as overcoming unhelpful comparisons to others. Christians looking to deepen their faith in God's plan will appreciate Seeley's reassuring life story.