When you reach a point of stability in your thinking, your finances, career, and family, we can become comfortable. But God may shake us up to elevate us even higher. It is at this point that He requires from us a difficult, “Yes Father, I will follow.”
Upon achieving a level of peace where we are not distracted by the outside world but are controlled by the inner Holy Spirit, we can think that we have it all together. We think that our journey to purpose is over. But life is about constant evolution. God doesn’t take us to a new level to keep us there. We grow more and more, higher and higher in and through Him. We have to be willing to keep moving with God even if it requires deserting a place of comfort to re-enter a rocky path.
Becoming stagnant prohibits God’s work in our life. We have to constantly seek God for new revelations and new clarity on what He has designed us to do. Every event in our life is meant to develop our character. We are being shaped and molded into the plan God had for us in placing us onto this earth. We were not created to just dwell and take up space in this world, we have a specific purpose that is revealed to us more and more daily. But, we have to be willing to take off our blinders and pay attention to what He shows us.
I was listening to a sermon today and the pastor stated that when God gives us a word it is based on how He sees us and created us to be, not the current visible image that we have of ourselves. We become complacent and think that we have accomplished all that there is for us to accomplish, but there is much more waiting for us that we cannot see. Obeying His call to go outside of our current comfort zone will prove to ourselves that we are able to achieve more. We have to have a mindset of destiny–reaching our destination, not of simply maintaining the pleasures of today.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” -Isaiah 6:8
Do not be afraid to heed to God’s call. He will never take you to a place where He will not protect you. He will never lead you outside of your purpose. Stop relying on your own ability and activate God’s power. Hasn’t He brought you through countless times before? What makes you think this time will be any different? Because you can’t see it? Your ability to see cannot compete with God’s foresight. He has plans beyond your thought capacity. Trust Him and say yes.
-Renée Nicole Gibson Twitter: disclosednative IG: ms_disclosednative