“We never test the resources of God until we attempt the impossible.” F. B. Meyer
When was the last time, you attempted something big for God. Something so big it scared you.
I am convinced that we as Christians are living in a comfort controlled environment. We fail to jump out of our comfort zone. Why? Our comfort zone is the place where we feel safe. You know what I mean by those warm, fuzzy feelings. We have them and we like them. We, of course, want to keep them, but in reality is this what God wants us to do? Did God call us to be comfortable?
In Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Many times this verse is used to let us know that no matter what comes into our lives that God is in control of things and it will work for good according to his will. As I read these verses today, I thought the verses say much more than this one point alone. These things “work for good” when applied to us fulfilling his purpose for us. Are we working outside of what is comfortable fulfilling His will and His purpose? We are called by Him to attempt great things for Him. This activity does not happen when we are content to only do what we have been doing or only what we know how to do.
I think God what to stretch me and move me. He wants me to be more like Christ. We find Jesus moving and shaking things up. We find Jesus addressing the things that were not comfortable for people to deal with. The woman at the well’s testimony after he gave her living water was, “Come see a man who told me everything I ever did!” Sound comforting to you? It is rather scary, yet I know God does know everything about me. He wants me to rely on Him. Do we really rely on Him when we are camping out in our comfort? I don’t think so. We need to get out of the zone and run like crazy people toward what God wants us to do. Will we be afraid? Maybe, but God doesn’t just stop there. Why else would he prompt Paul to say in verse 31,” What shall we say then to these things? If God be for us who can be against us.
I am ready to attempt some great things for God. I want to find those resources that are available to me. I want to see God do something that was thought impossible!
It is time for a Construction Zone not a Comfort Zone!