Would you marry that guy if you knew that a few years into your marriage, he would have cancer and years after that your son would have it, too? Would you let your child go to that college knowing that in her senior year, she would be shot dead?
When Paul was heading to Jerusalem, not once, but twice he was urged not to go to there because they knew he would be bound and imprisoned. But instead of listening to the advice of these credible people, he chose to go, telling them that he wasn’t only ready to be imprisoned, but he was even ready to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord (Acts 21:1-14).
As a follower of Christ, I would like to say I would do anything for Him! Lately though, I have been asking myself; “What does my anything look like?” I mean, I have gone to another country, have experienced discomfort and hardship…all in the name of the Lord, but my anything still has limits.
The past few days I have been praying and thinking of our (highly potential) move to Alabama and the difficulties that we may face living in a small southern town. Although something I feel that is needed in order for Jake and I to continue on our walk with the Lord, God has been lifting the veil and showing me that it’s not going to be easy.
I do not believe that anything will happen to us by going to Alabama, but the point is, would we still go, if we knew that something was going to happen?
Too often, we don’t do a lot of things or discourage friends and families from doing a lot of things because of fear. We fear for those who go to other countries because it may not be safe. We fear for our children when we they want to spend the night at a friend’s house. We even fear driving in certain neighborhoods because of the danger that is perceived. We shouldn’t fear the world. We should be cautious of the world and fear God!!!
He is the Creator of the Universe. He is the One who designed your path, your steps! He has a GREAT plan for you and it may not include laying down your life for Him, but imagine if you lived like it did? Nothing would stop you from doing anything for Him!