In life we go through seasons.. easy seasons.. hard seasons.. in between seasons.. Sometimes the hardest seasons are the unsure seasons. The seasons when you are faced with a choice.. there are usually a few options during these seasons, and making the right one is sometimes all consuming.
Normally in these decisional seasons, the easiest, safest choice is what we go with. But what if the hard choice is really the right choice? How do we fight to have faith to do hard things in a world that is built around keeping yourself safe?
In our society we are all about building a safe little life. 3 bedroom house with the fence, the perfect 2 children, a cute little dog, retirement funds and more! Not that there is anything wrong with that, but what does God say about life?
He’s far more concerned with our faith walk, than our safe boundaries. In fact, it seems that he’s always calling us to step outside our comfort zone so that we can see him move.
I think a lot of times we pick the safe choice out of fear. What will people think? This choice doesn’t make sense by our world’s standards.. But then God reminds me that he works best under pressure. When the odds are stacked against us, that is when God can show out the most. A lot of us are just too afraid to step out into that space. The unknown.. the scary.. the faith place.
The Bible is filled with stories of people who were put in scary circumstances but God showed out in those circumstances.
I want to see God show out in my circumstances. I don’t want to live just the safe life, but the life that sees God moves mountains, don’t you?
So today, let’s choose the hard choice.. the scary choice.. the less supported choice knowing that our faith in God means that we aren’t subject to the world’s safe options. We can walk on water, stand in the lion’s den, and walk through the parted red sea.
Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”