When God is calling you to something HUGE, what do you do?
Since day one of moving from Washington State to Columbus, GA over four years ago people simply assumed I was in the military. I guess I can understand their reasoning. I mean I have the Army haircut, and why else would someone move his family 2,600 miles across the country?
Come to think of it, the majority of twenty-three years of marriage for my wife and I have been anything but stable. Don’t get me wrong; we are blessed with an incredible relationship. That’s not what I mean when I say we have not been ‘stable.’ We’ve actually never lived at the same address for more than three years. Many of those residential moves have been related to ministry work. In fact, we recently left the home we had hoped to purchase and settle down in and moved just across the river for the sole purpose of living in the town we are launching a new church campus in. We are so excited for this new chapter of life the Lord is writing with us.
What about you?
What is God calling you into today that is new, different, or maybe even challenging?
I’ve learned something about God in my 27 years as a Christian. This is huge…you might want to write it down or even Tweet it.
Saying ‘yes’ to God at the moment of our salvation only begins a life of ‘yes’ moments with Him.
You see, God doesn’t just want you and I to say ‘yes’ to His grace, forgiveness, and salvation and then to be done with it. That intimate moment with Him is amazing. But…to experience kingdom living on a grand scale we (you and I) are going to be constantly called, challenged, pushed, encouraged to step into something bigger than ourselves. Something out of our comfort zone. Something inconvenient. Something we would even prefer not to do.
I’d like to offer you 3 clear steps to consider as you approach stepping into something new with God.
1) Be open: God is not going to force us against our will. Now, He might make avoiding His call incredibly painful at times. But He desires a trusting and open heart that will respond to Him.
2) Pray: Seriously. Devote some real time to praying about whatever it is. Journal your prayer life through it. This will help to bring your head and spirit together on the issue.
3) Tell another mature believer: This really is where the rubber meets the road, folks. The first two steps are completely on us. But this one…this one takes it to a new level. Telling someone creates accountability and defines the genuineness of our intentions with God. Take this step seriously.
May our Lord and Heavenly Father bless and reassure you as you begin stepping even further into Him today.
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Brent! I miss your whole family and your ability to make me think more about the grand perspective. Great thought provoking material. Maybe I am too comfortable…