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Where Would We Be?

October 17, 2011

There are times in our lives, when the things God wants us to do will make us look different than we want to look. God often calls us to do things that will cause people to see us differently than we want to be seen. We are afraid of looking like a fool. We are afraid that someone will not like us anymore because of what God has called us to do. It is such an interesting concept to think about other people’s opinons since we should only worry about God’s. I know, following God into places we don’t want to go and do things we don’t want to do is hard, but so was dying on the cross. Often, God calls us to do hard things, but we answer with, “it’s too hard.” If Christ had used our excuses that we use daily to dodge what we have to do, where would we be spiritually? We would most likely not be serving the Savior of the world. We can apply this to other people elsewhere, but I figured the Savior of the Universe would be best to start with. If Christ decided that dying on the cross was just too rough or too disgraceful, or too humbling, we would not have the relationship with God that we have because he pushed through the walls and boundaries of pain, hardship, and opinions.

Where would our world be if the doers didn’t do because it would have been too hard?

Where would our world be if the founding fathers of our nation decided that fighting a national power for their own free country was just going to be too ridiculous of a task?

Where would our world be if Abraham Lincoln decided freeing slaves and keeping a untied states united?

Where would our world be if Martin Luther King had decided standing against racists was just too risky?

Where will our world be if Christians decided to not care about the world and it’s opinions?

Where would our world be if Christians decided that being a fool for God would be the least of their worries?

Where would our world be if Christians decided that doing something hard for God was worth it?

After all, God never called us to be comfortable.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 17, 2011 2:59 pm

    This was really good!! I love what you guys are doing!

  2. Tim's Dad permalink
    October 18, 2011 10:10 am

    I believe that God has put a desire in every human heart to strive for something big and to dare great risk to accomplish great things, but I also believe that sin has blunted and covered up and corrupted that seminal part of who we are to a great extent. The things in life of which one is most proud are inevitably those things that required us to persevere and pay a price to achieve. The Narrow Way is one of dying to self, self-sacrifice, pain and perseverance. Paradoxically, it is also the Way of life, reward, joy, peace and purpose! Well said, Adam! Keep it up!

  3. leeleegirl4 permalink
    October 19, 2011 7:17 pm

    Quote: There are times in our lives, when the things God wants us to do will make us look different than we want to look. Stop right there! The first sentence of this blog is so incredibly powerful that I think it requires a second look. We try to make God fit into our little box and that is foolish of us. God cannot be put into a box. He is infinitely wise. We are not.

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