19 August 2010

I've Made My Choice

We live in our happy praise song universe unable to see or comprehend the plans God has for us. Our souls barely surviving and literally dying for more. We just skim the surface (like skipping a smooth rock over water) and never take the plunge to risk it all. The scrapes and bruises we get from barely skimming the water are too uncomfortable for us. What's stopping us? If we're honest with ourselves, we simply fear real pain and loss. Do you feel you've "made it" if you have a Benz in the driveway and a pretty lake house? Is that all you look forward to? Let His purpose be your #1 focus whether the Benz and lake house come or not (Matt 6:33).

When will you truly trust Him with everything you've got? When will you finally BELIEVE what His Word says? When will it click that He'll never let you go?! When the end result is paradise and you're a joint heir to the throne because of what Jesus did, then what do you have to lose? He's already paid it all! He's already done everything needed! Now, all we have to do is follow His lead. So what if you endure a ton of pain and sorrow along the way! Jesus said that if they did it to me, they'll certainly do it to you (John 15:20). If Satan comes and nearly rips the life out of you (crippling you) and steals everything you own, will you still praise your Savior (Psalm 23:4)?! Will you still choose to give Him ALL the glory He deserves?

Look at the men and women of the Bible. They all paid a desperate price for God to use them. If you're not willing to pay the price, then you've limited yourself. YOU are the one who limits how much God uses you! On the other hand, if you don't want to take big risks, then no sweat. That's your choice. He can still use you as a toenail or as a hair on the back of the body of Christ. However, if you want to see real life change and God use you in jaw-dropping ways, then do something about it. Then, He will turn you into something the body of Christ can't do without...like a liver or lung. YOU are the one who decides how much He calls on you to further His kingdom (Matthew 11:12).

Get to the point to where you have to depend on Him to live. Get so deep in His will, that you have to believe for a miracle to get through each day. To be in over your head so much that you have no other choice but to scream out for His intervention. When you are at the breaking point of having to believe for a miracle or utterly fail, is the goal. His Word is that real! Just believe. The choice is yours.
I promise you, when you start seeing the miracles of God happen before you...it will blow your mind!!!

1 comment :

Melinda Lanier said...

yes and amen, but also sometimes I think that He calls us to be where we are at. We may be looking for the BIG ways and he just wanted us to give our food to that homeless guy sitting on the side of the road. but in the same way, those little things will be the jaw-dropping things when we stand before the throne. Sometimes we WANT to be in the limelight and see how God is working and he wants us to take those small steps of obedience. We're most likely saying the same thing, but from a different perspective...that's just usually how it goes with us...thanks for your thoughts. Thanks for the challenge. Can't wait to catch up!