Friday, September 12, 2014

A life of faith includes ?Question Marks?

Joshua 1:9
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”


“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career.
I’ve lost almost 300 games.
26 times, I’ve been trusted to make the game winning shot…and missed.
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed!”
–Michael Jordan

“If you’re not failing, you’re not learning!”-Derek Sivers



And because of our ‘perfectionism’…we don’t risk growing more.
We choose safe.
What we know.

I sit here grappling with how many things I ‘could’ accomplish…
if only I was willing to ‘fail’.

It’s amazing how I have been hearing this message for weeks! “It’s not failure…everything is just an experiment.”-Matthew Ferry and Derek Sivers

It’s safer to sit back and be an arm chair quarterback…yelling at the screen on how the player shoulda done it, or the call the ref coulda made…but get in there and get dirty?

Nah!
Too much of a risk.
Now others critique us.

We prefer to be judge and jury.

Safe.

God doesn’t call us to a life of safety…He calls us out.

Out of our hiding place.
Away from comfort.
To go to a place He will ‘eventually’ show us.


He doesn’t hand us the blue print so we can study it and decide.
Use our ‘brilliant’ human reasoning.


No.  He just says...

Go!

Started in the very beginning. Genesis 12:1 clearly says…

“Go to the land that ‘I will show you’.” (Not the one I already told you about to alleviate all your fears, so you have a safe assessment of whether this is a good decision or not.)


As if we know better than the God of the Universe.

Good luck with that.

Name something on your chicken list that you believe God is calling you to do, but if you’re being honest…you are holding back because of fear. As Joyce Meyer says, ‘why don’t you step out and find out?’ He might just part that Red Sea once you put your toe in it! ;)