I Don't Wait Anymore
For some time, I have felt that I had so many doors open and I felt that God wanted me to just stand still in the midst of it all. I was watching dreams fly by me and I couldn’t decide which plane to board, which plane God wanted me on. I thought, maybe he wants me right here in Iowa and I even tried to talk myself into the idea of staying local and staying comfortable.
I don’t want to stand still anymore. I don’t want to stay comfortable. I don’t want to follow the crowd and get lost on the societal conveyor belt.
I want to make a change. I want to love the broken, vulnerable people in this world and show them a new way of life, a way of truth and light. I want to introduce children to the One who died for them and share His gracious love.
I want to restore hope and give people a reason to smile. I want to befriend those who are lost in spirit and do good to those who don’t believe they are worthy of being loved. I want to bring light to the darkest corners of this world and let Jesus guide me on His path of righteousness. I want to praise God both in the valleys and on the mountain tops.
I want to be still, but I want to be still in the moment. I want to be still, filled with the Holy Spirit and used as a vessel to share his love. I want to be still, but I want to be still knowing that God is working through me and I am doing all things out of love.
It can be so easy to love the routine of things and feel comfortable. I know comfortable, and trust me, I know that it is much easier than stepping out into the unknown and pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone. I challenge you to look at your life and really analyze if you are living for yourself or if you are living for Him. Are you living to be comfortable or are you living to grow, experience, and impact.
If you are living too comfortable, I want you to know it is never too late to change. You don't want to look back on your life when you are 45 and wonder why you never took that road trip, why you didn't follow your heart, or why you settled with being comfortable. I hope you never feel like you are stuck. Be still, but never be still in making your own plan for yourself rather than the one our King made for you. His plan is SO much better than anything we could choose for ourselves. I hope you never feel rooted to just one place, but rather rooted to His Kingdom. I hope you see yourself the way God see’s you, perfect, gentle, and kind. I hope you use your gifts fearlessly, and go confidently wherever He may send you.
Here Am I, Send Me.