“I beg you to lead a life worthy of your CALLING, for you have been CALLED by God!” - Eph. 4:1 NLT
On Monday we talked about being either a “Timothy” or a “ Caleb” in your church. Yesterday Steven talked about letting God take your big decision and make it even bigger. It’s not a surprising post because of where Steven is in life, about to graduate from college and begin a career in student ministry and realizing that he needs to open his mind and his heart to where God wants to take him next.
I had figured that God had already used me for His purposes and found where I needed to be. But after a lot of thought and prayerI realize that I’m limiting myself, I’ve placed myself in a box. Wrong, wrong, wrong! Can I do a lot of good where I’m at? Absolutely! I’m working and volunteering at a huge mega-church, can I impact the lives of hundreds and even thousands of students? Absolutely! Can I help change lives…absolutely…but can I do even more and make a greater impact? I think I can, but I won’t know unless I step out of my comfort zone and try…something that is very difficult for me to do and probably most of you as well.
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. -Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
If you’re like me and you’re in your “Caleb years”, don’t think that change and big life decisions are just for those who are beginning a career path. The Bible never mentions retirement, God never meant for us to just sit back and not work for the Kingdom. I had an amazing 30 plus year career in law enforcement and then God brought me to Saddleback Church and student ministry and never in my wildest imagination would have seen myself doing what I do now. But now as I stand here at a crossroads I realize that I need to leave my comfort zone and see what God has in store for me next, and at this point I have no idea what that even looks like.
Steven and I believe very much in the concept of this blog and we’ll continue to write and give advice and suggestions to our faithful readers and at the same time both of us realize that God has something even bigger in store for us. I’m going to believe in Jeremiah 29:11 and remember that God has a plan for me and I need to follow where He leads. I’m betting if you give this some thought you will realize the same thing in your life.
Question: Are you willing to step out of your comfort zone and make an impact for the Kingdom, or just play it safe where you’re at?