I have always heard the phrase, “Don’t give up God’s best for what feels good”, but threw it in the basket of “Typical Christian phrases you hear” and didn’t allow myself to really look at what that means for my life.
Recently, I have felt such an urgency to really evaluate my life- how I spend my time, the relationships I am investing in, the way I treat people around me, the dreams I have set aside, etc.
Was I willingly sacrificing what “felt good” for what I knew was God’s great? Or was I too afraid to let go of some things, sacrifice my reputation, die to myself and was way more concerned with being comfortable?
I’d like to say I live audaciously and obediently but I think it’s easy to deceive ourselves. We want the results that come from living a life of faith without the pain that it requires to do so. We want the reward without the sacrifice, the medal without the race, the outcome without the journey.
We can’t expect our life to shine if we don’t want to go through the fire that produces that shine!
With the beginning of Summer approaching and 2015 already flying by, I think it’s crucial that we take the time to really evaluate where we are, what we are doing and most importantly, WHO WE ARE while we are doing what we do.
Are you willing to let go of the safety net in order to put yourself in a place of full reliance on the One who made you?
Are you okay with everyone not always seeing your vision and understanding the decisions you are making? Or is your reputation worth more than your future?
The best is always yet to come. But we have to be willing to give up the good in order to hear, answer and respond to the great. TRUST that your Jesus is working on your behalf and He is faithful to provide, even in the most hopeless of situations.
Live a life that is worth writing about.
Faith can’t be your anthem if you live a life that doesn’t require it.
Go where your trust is without borders because THAT is exactly the place where you will realize you are capable of the extraordinary.
Jesus wants the absolute BEST for His children. Let His love for you change you from the inside out. Let it change your desires to His desires. Let your heart break for what breaks His. Get to know Jesus, like really spend time with Him and let His heart guide you. It will never lead you astray!
But get ready for an adventure! His plans for you go way outside the lines
Happy Monday, friends!!!
“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.” –James 15:16
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.” –John 1:5-7