So many people are paralyzed about what to do with their lives, what God’s will is, how then should they live, or how are they going to make this work? They are not paralyzed out of the prospect of handling God’s blessing, they are paralyzed by the fear of losing something, or doing something wrong. But we have green lights from God.
Does that mean that we can do anything sinful that we want? God forbid. However, It does mean that when our hearts are “tuned to sing his praise” and we are motivated out of love for Him, then we can run full out expecting his favor. And just like in traffic, when danger is present, a red light appears. God protects us with a red light when he wants us to stop or sit still.
I have three friends who have stopped dead in their tracks. Not because God has given them a red light, but because they are terrified of just running in His grace. They really don’t trust God to direct and guide and provide, so they are constantly trying to calculate their every action. “I just don’t know what God wants.” they complain.
We can trust the Holy Spirit to lead us. He uses our aches, groans, hunches and desires to reveal our path. As we mature He leads through the Word or speaks to us directly. But always He is responsible for getting us to and through our lives. Therefore we can run in confidence believing our good God will direct our paths.
Listen to the song Sometimes by Dave Crowder. I love the line, “let’s risk the ocean, there’s only grace.” God stirred that in my heart about four days ago and it is literally haunting me.
What am I willing to risk to follow God? What do I think I will encounter that God won’t handle? How much will I throw myself into His grace? No matter if I choose wrong…there’s only grace.
Check your heart, your plans, your relationships. Are you paralyzed by fear, or are you running in His favor? Your job is to love Him with your whole heart, soul, mind and strength. His job is to take care of everything else. He’s got you.