Sometimes, I regress.
There are days that I find myself crawling back to my little comfort zone. The one that wants to just hide out from the rest of the world. The one that held me captive for many years.
The place where I am safe from rejection. Safe from criticism. Safe from being uncomfortable.
And, I wonder: WHY do I do this?
Then, it hits me. That is just the enemy trying to pull me down.
I remember that moment when God called me to surrender. To start living completely for Him and to quit allowing myself to feel like I am not capable.
See, THE same power that conquered death on the cross, lives IN ME.
I forget that sometimes. That HE is holding my hand.
I have JESUS with me at all times. So, I rest in the fact that even on the days that I don’t feel capable. Even on the days when I feel defeated..that The Holy Spirit…Jesus..God..is with me. He never leaves. He never gives up. His love never changes. He can’t love me any more or any less than HE already does. That, my friends is FACT. That, my friends is HOPE.
Hebrews 13:8 (NLT) ~ Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
So, I ask you… Are you hiding out? Are you living in chains?
That’s not really living, by the way.
There is freedom in stepping out of your comfort zone.
There is true freedom and peace in resting in THE ONE who always loves “the same”.
There is peace in realizing that you don’t have to “fit in” with everybody else.
When you realize that you don’t have to live your life “pleasing” people, the chains fall off. When you are able to rest in the fact that pleasing God is of most importance…self starts to take a back seat and the insecurities stop mattering so much. (Face it..we all have insecurities.) Our insecurities can’t be an excuse for our disobedience. Not if we are authentic Christians.
Who are you trying to please? What do you need to release?
Galatians 1: 10 (NLT) ~ Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.
Until Next Time,