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Monday, August 03, 2009

It's the most dangerous question you can ask.

It's the most dangerous question you can ask. The only thing more dangerous is to ignore the need to ask the question in the first place. What question is that?

"God, what do you want to do with my life?"

Here is why the question must be asked. God sized dreams and Holy Spirit inspirations are missed when we choose to live life by our standards. It takes courage to slow your pace down long enough to ask (with a heart that really is wanting to listen) "God, what do you want me to do?" But it is such courageous acts that can take our lives from ordinary to extraordinary. It's the difference between a spiritual kids' meal and a faith of super-size proportions (minus the extra fat grams).

It was such courage that enabled Noah to be flood proof and enabled Moses to trade his shepherd's cloak for walking shoes to lead the Exodus. It prompted Esther to be a queen, Gideon to send home over half of his army and David to face his personal giant. It is the difference between a good life and a great life.

Did you hear that? The difference between good and great. You see, for most Christ followers, the former becomes the enemy of the latter. We become very content with the good (a good home, a good job, a good family, a good church, a good reputation) to the point that we miss out on the great, the grand and the glorious--all for His fame.

Are you ready to ask the question? Really ready? Are you ready to take on the grandest adventure your life could offer? The only thing more dangerous is to pretend that God doesn't have something more for you...and to miss it entirely.

1 comment:

kevin said...

awesome and thought provoking...