Wednesday, May 30, 2012


God moves us because he loves us.  This can mean literally or spiritually…and usually both.  He calls us forward through our adversity.  The pain of this transition is often not able to be reconciled, even within our heart initially, but it is able to be identified as we progress.

It takes a tremendous amount of courage to press on and not lose hope and the only way this courage is understood is by doing just that.

That particular transitional phase that requires ridiculous surrender is a choice.  It is denying the thoughts of "how" can this be possible, to ones of "With man this is impossible but with God ALL things are possible."  Matthew 19:26

I have been in transition for a call upon my life (more than one actually) that has left me empty and full at the same time.  I have been emptied of predictability and filled with expectation.  While the outcome remains uncertain, there are certain pathways that are secure.  They are not to be known when the journey begins, but they are to be trusted as our faith is exercised.

We have only one command as believers and that is the words of Jesus who specifically said: "Follow Me."  He knew every snare that would cause us to stumble and/or fall (and being shifted off course is Satan's plan), but He also created the outcome of our steps that would lead us to greater faith and greater purpose.

Oftentimes, within that walk of faith to our own "Hall of Fame" we find the greatest uncertainties and the greatest rewards.  We must take hold of what leads us to His purpose while puttling blinders on and letting go of ourselves that we have known so as not to be distracted from the goal…HIS goal for our lives.

I now understand the quote that says: "Men fail because they quit too soon."  How easy that is to do.

What comes against us fiercely and ferociously atttacks us in every way to create fear and defeat, but God says that we should "not be afraid of those who can kill the body, but cannot kill the soul."  Matthew 10:28

When you live your life with His purpose, you are automatically FOCUSED on the call upon your life.  It ALWAYS involves focusing on others.  In the process of doing so, you are in HIS WILL and it enables your sacrifices to be edifying to your very soul.

Take the plunge of living beyond yourself and WATCH WHAT GOD DOES THROUGH YOU AND FOR YOU!