Monday, October 20, 2008

My Bottom Line

I heard someone recently say that as Christians we need to be ‘yes’ people. When presented with a problem or a need, our first response should be ‘yes, we can help with that,’ then figure out the details afterwards. Too often our first response is a no, because we are easily overwhelmed by the details, whether that means time or money, two things that occupy an alarmingly large part of the average American mind.

So what is your bottom line? Is it Jesus and His calling on your life or is it your bank account, your peers, or your comfort? What is your first response when God prompts you? All Jesus asks of us is a willing heart. The details I think are safe with Him.

From South Africa

Why am I saying all this? Because I’m struggling so much with it! He keeps speaking to me about control and I find this subject really, really difficult. I’ve always tried to keep the reins of my life grasped firmly in my iron clasp, but lately He has been gently and sometimes not so gently reminding me who is really in control. Frankly, it’s rather irritating, but I know that to live a life of true freedom requires me letting go, so I’m working on it. I’ll keep you updated.

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