The street we live on is fairly busy. So when there's an opening in traffic, I take it.
No fear or second-guessing, or I could be sitting in my driveway for a very long time.
And I realize, my street is a tiny picture of my life.
Just like in life, I can sit and worry. Sit and wonder. Sit and watch.
Watching others going. Others doing. Others leading. Others loving.
Always wanting to, but never stepping into it myself.
Or, like with my street, I can step out and go! I can get into the flow of what God is doing and go for it!
Will it always look completely safe? Will it always look perfect?
Maybe not, but I'll be doing it! I'll be living the life I was destined for. Living the life I was created for. Living this life I was born for.
To love God and love others. To seek first His Kingdom and everything else will be added. To live and love and dance and sing. To worship with my whole heart and whole life!
Yes, I can sit and wait. Looking for just the right opening, just the right opportunity, that looks safe to me.
Or, I can jump in with both feet and go! Trusting that what God has called me to, He has equipped me for.
So for me, I'm choosing faith!
And every day I pull out of my driveway and onto my street, I'm reminded that I'm going for it. I'm living out loud with Jesus! I'm partnering with Him to see His Kingdom come on this Earth. Here and now. In my generation.
That's what I was born for.
And that's what I'm living for!
Come join me.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
But we do not belong to those who shrink back...
from Hebrews 10:39
Go and announce to them that the Kingdom of Heaven is near.
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cure those with leprosy, and cast out demons. Give as freely as you have received!
Matthew 10:7-8 NLT
The Spirit of God, the Master, is on me because God anointed me. He sent me to preach good news to the poor, heal the heartbroken, announce freedom to all captives, pardon all prisoners. God sent me to announce the year of His grace — a celebration of God’s destruction of our enemies— and to comfort all who mourn, to care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion, give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes, messages of joy instead of news of doom, a praising heart instead of a languid spirit.
from Isaiah 61 MSG