“Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road;
make me a fork
, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.” - Jim Elliot

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I Just Need Some Time To Think...

We all want to live in the zone of God’s blessings, but are we willing to pay the price for those blessings? You see, sometimes—not always, but sometimes—those blessings bring unexpected and undesired consequences into our lives. Sometimes our blessings will arouse the envy of those who are not so blessed. ~ Pastor Ray Noah

My thoughts have been here for the past few days...

The Unintended Consequences of Divine Blessing

For those reasons, it could be that God’s favor will force you to leave your comfort zone. But fear not, for if that’s the case, that forced move will always be to a larger zone where greater blessing can be received. ~ Pastor Ray Noah
It has really caused me to think.  Or perhaps, I'm not sure what to think.  I guess I always thought it would be a call to obedience that would stretch my comfort zone... and I guess it still is... will I try to please God... or men?

Am I now trying to win 
the approval of men, or of God? 

Or am I trying to please men? 

If I were still trying to please men, 
I would not be a servant of Christ.  

Galatians 1:10


Yolanda said...

Be still, and know that I am God.


Mama Bev said...

oh, sister,

Galatians 1:10 was one of my major "freedom" verses as I realized what an approval addict I was! That black-and-white "if I have to have the approval of man I cannot be a bondslave of Christ" hit me between the eyes with a 2X4!! Thank you for sharing.
I do plan to comment on So Long Insecurities; my AK daughter left and we had a showing for our house so I've been reading but not slowing down enough to comment . .

christy rose said...

I hope that my intentions are only to please God and not man! Help me Lord!