Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What if...?

   Last night was one of those nights.  You know, those nights where you can't sleep a wink no matter how many times you turn over and try to.  Usually, for me this either means I had too much caffeine, or God is trying to talk to me.  Considering I hadn't had caffeine in a while, I figured God had something He wanted to tell me.  He sure did.

    The last few days, I've been thinking a lot.  Since I haven't been able to start working immediately, it has given me time to really think and pray about life.  Where is my life going?  Where is it supposed to go?  What kind of an impact am I making?  I've always wanted to live a life that makes a difference.  I believe that we are placed on this planet for an extremely short time to do something, to make an impact in some way. To change the world by the power of His name, one life at a time.  This is a  quote that has been on my mind lately.

"The world has yet to see what God can do with and for and through and in and by the man who is fully and wholly consecrated to Him. I will try my utmost to be that man." -D.L. Moody

    That is a crazy awesome thought.  What would that look like?  What would it look like to be completely consectated, devoted, and surrendered to God?  I want that.  I want to see what my life would look like completely free of my selfishness.  I want to see what God can do through one life completely surrendered to Him. What would it look like to throw down my cautious human nature, to disreguard the possible consequences of following Christ with everything? What would it look like to give up my dreams, desires, and leave everything behind to follow my Master? This might sound scary and intimidating, but it is the most incredible thing. It really isn't a sacrifice at all. When we give our lives to Him, He NEVER fails us.

 "Tell God you are ready to be offered, and God will prove Himself to be all that you ever dreamed He would be."  -Oswald Chambers

   1 Corinthians 1:25 (NIV) For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.

   Trusting is not a strong point for me.  But who better to trust my life with than the One whose foolishness surpasses the greatest of human wisdom?  Who better to give my life than the One who loves me more than anyone ever could and wants the best for me? 

   I want this.  I want to quit wondering, "What if I really did trust God with absolutely everything? What if I really lived a life wholly consecrated and devoted to God, holding nothing back?"  I want to be a fearless follower of Christ.

II Timothy 1:7 (KJV) "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."

  I'm really excited to see what God is going to do with my life.  I challenge whoever might be reading this to not wonder "what if?" any more.  I challenge you to be that man or woman who lives a life wholly consecrated to God, I promise, He will not dissapoint you.

Jeremiah 29:12-13 (The Message Paraphrase) "When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I'll listen. "When you come looking for me, you'll find me. "Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I'll make sure you won't be disappointed." 

1 comment:

  1. Love you, Sarah <3. You're not a "what if"... you're the real deal.