God is great at setting me up!
Not in a bad way
just in a preparation way,
and I love it when I see it.
5 Minute Friday topic was “Beyond”
I thought about being pushed beyond my comfort zone.
I already had a post in my head about some things I know God is working on in my life that are beyond my comfort zone. I am not a good time manager. I can schedule, organize people (NOT! space), and have routine, but I’m not good with time. I really need to help the boys get better at using time wisely. But it’s beyond me and my comfort zone. This past week I actually came to this realization: that’s ok and it’s exactly where God wants me. He created time, so He can help me teach the boys and improve a weak area in my life also. It’s His work, not mine, and I can depend on Him for it.
I also finished the book God’s Smuggler. A challenge to living a life of true faith. I highly recommend it! My take away from that one: am I truly depending on God for everything? Every. little. thing?
Then came the weekend. Saturday I attended an event at our church called AMAZING, where Christine Caine spoke. She had so many one-liners I almost got writer’s cramp! I really was challenged. (There’s a link to her talk in the next post, Beyond my Comfort Zone PS).
Here are just a few (and I mean a few) nuggets from Christine:
- When we don’t embrace the place God has put us in His body, we cripple it
- Don’t sacrifice your destiny on the altar of position
- You can’t bypass the process. God is preparing you
- Staying faithful where God has put you, even in obscurity, brings you along
And the 2 kickers for me:
- It’s better to be marked by God than marketed by man
- Stop chasing! Embrace your place
I just have to say, I am (in my flesh) afraid God is calling me to lay some things down.
To stop chasing – pushing – trying.
I know He only has my best in mind,
and if He resurrects what I give Him it will only be because HE did it.
Not anything I did.
And, really, that’s the way I want it to be.
I just am nervous (which I really shouldn’t be).
I’m praying for clear direction.
Will you pray with me that He will give me the strength to be obedient?