Recently, I've come to the somewhat obvious conclusion that:
You can't follow God's Will for your life by accident.
Isn't that so true? It takes work. A dramatic choice. Every day.
Being in my twenties is great for a lot of reasons. I am free to do what I want with little consideration to schedules because, well, I know if I have the time or not. No husband or kids to consult with. I get to try a lot of things for the first time. If I have the money, I can buy the thing I want.
But one of the best parts of this stage in life is I'm free to take risks that may lead to failure. I am risking my current situation. My money. My time. For this stage of life, I'm not yet a parent nor am I reporting to one daily. Any and all risks that I choose to take will, for the most part, only directly affect me. Freedom!
I am not a risky person by nature. As a child, there was a rope to swing across the creek behind my house--most kids used that to make the walk to school a little bit shorter. Not me! No way! I was fine walking a little further to safely cross without getting wet.
However, in the last few months, God has been coaching me into being a risk-taker. Like I said in the begining, following God's Will for your life is a choice. Many times, that choice fronts itself as a risk. Never once has God called me to a seemingly safe and comfortable life. No! He asks us to push boundaries and trust Him.
Trust. Isn't that the hardest part? Trusting that His Will for your life is really as good as The Bible says it is. Trust that He will come through. Trust that His plan really is the best possible plan. It's hard!
However, I heard a metaphor from a pastor at Red Rocks Church and I can't stop thinking about it.
Do you know how much the strongest man in the world can bench press?
Want to know something even crazier? His wife!
She bench presses 405lbs! (You GO girl!)
Now, I don't know what their kids bench press, but I would bet that they're not the kids on the playground scared to do the monkey bars. They wouldn't be the ones hiding from the other kids. Why? Because they have mega-mom and mega-dad to back them up.
So do you, my friend! You have a giant Father backing you up from Heaven. No blog post is going to rob you of your fear, but your big God might. Pray. Ask God to give you courage to follow His Will for your life. It won't happen on accident.
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