Has the Rapture Become Your Escape Plan?

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No one is coming to save you before the return of Christ, so work hard, be responsible and make something beautiful of your life.

Without realizing it, many Christians have begun to view the return of Christ as an escape plan God never meant it to be. In the meantime, they're living far below their potential, hindering their influence and missing out on God's best. Is that you?

Regardless of what you believe about the rapture of Christians, the return of Jesus Christ is something every true believer anticipates. But there are unhealthy views that can creep in as we wait for Christ's return—and they will sabotage our productivity, happiness and influence.

Are you a role-model others can, and should, follow?

What if people embraced your work ethic, your passion, your commitment and your approach to life? Would the world be a better place, or would it be found lacking?

Right now is the time of your life. Isn't it time to give it your all, while you still have time?

Catch the companion episode and go deeper! Episode 27 of the Courageous Nation podcast is called Stop Using the Rapture as an Excuse for Taking Action on the Charisma Podcast Network. It will help you get focused, motivated and productive.

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Michael Anthony is a speaker, founder and CEO of couragematters.com and the host of the Courageous Nation Podcast. With a life full of adversity, he survived multiple brushes with death and several kidnapping/luring attempts as a child. For nearly two decades, Mike served as a pastor and in pastoral ministry. He or his works have been featured in major publications and news outlets, including The New York Times, CNN, ABC News, CBS News, Charisma, townhall.com, The Christian Post and more. His debut book, A Call for Courage: Living with Power, Truth and Love in an Age of Intolerance and Fear, can be found wherever books are sold.

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