May 9, 2013 § Leave a comment
I want people to see Christ in me.
I don’t even care if they know my name, as long as they know my God.
Fear has handicapped our generation. Inevitably on our pursuit for knowledge we will attain fragments of our expectations that will quench our superficial desires- tiny bursts of ego shots. However, if we press on further and deeper through more layers of our granite exterior, our addictions will cause us to grapple with dead ends. Most will choose to call them dead ends because our minds will desire to carve out a home in that barrier more readily than it will be willing to admit that that barrier just opens another door to more questions. The line between a dead end and an opportunity is thin.
That home is fear. A home that nourishes a person with a pride that relentlessly refuses to admit the unknown exists, and provides the security of a rooftop stitched with past experiences that make one wary of going forward. An area code is established in this limbo because evaluating the the conditions of our hearts requires thinking. We end up bartering away all the future experiences that promise to promote growth in our character for a sub-par past that has no spontaneity because it is devoid of the unknown. How many times are you willing to watch a movie you’ve committed to memory?
What if we made our homes in the question marks? Finding a niche in the risks is what I perceive having bold faith to require. Being comfortable in sacrificing yourself everyday for experiences you will at one point in retrospect be thankful for is worth a few stuttering steps. If you really need some inspiration to get those gears ticking, consider the obedience Jesus exhibits to our God when he makes His journey to Calvary. If you think opening a door that results in a question mark even compares slightly to walking boldly in faith to your own death, then you need an extreme realignment in perspective.
Stop living in fear, and start rejoicing in the questions of your heart. Don’t let the fear of thinking cloud the light within yourself, it is there you will find the Answers.
“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.