We’re NOT made for safe harbors…

At some point we have to make a decision and launch our faith out into the deep, or else indecision will be the graveyard of our dreams and our destiny…

We are not made for safe harbors. Faith means launching out into the deep and get into the flow of what God is doing and be about our Father’s business, because that’s where Jesus is.

If we are going to be used by GOD and fulfill our god-given destiny (the purpose for our life), then we are going have to learn to live by faith – and another 4 letter word for faith is RISK.

“Life goes on – whether you choose to move on and take a chance in the unknown or stay behind, locked in the past, thinking of what could’ve been.” Anonymous

“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.” Anonymous

“As I look back on my life, I realized that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” Anonymous

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” Steve Maraboli

February 16

MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST
The Inspiration of Spiritual Initiative

“Arise from the dead…”
EPHESIANS 5:14

Not all initiative, the willingness to take the first step, is inspired by God. Someone may say to you, “Get up and get going! Take your reluctance by the throat and throw it overboard— just do what needs to be done!”

That is what we mean by ordinary human initiative. But when the Spirit of God comes to us and says, in effect, “Get up and get going,” suddenly we find that the initiative is inspired.

We all have many dreams and aspirations when we are young, but sooner or later we realize we have no power to accomplish them.

We cannot do the things we long to do, so our tendency is to think of our dreams and aspirations as dead.

But God comes and says to us, “Arise from the dead….” When God sends His inspiration, it comes to us with such miraculous power that we are able to “arise from the dead” and do the impossible.

The remarkable thing about spiritual initiative is that the life and power comes after we “get up and get going.”

God does not give us overcoming life— He gives us life as we overcome.

When the inspiration of God comes, and He says, “Arise from the dead…,” we have to get ourselves up; God will not lift us up.

Our Lord said to the man with the withered hand, “Stretch out your hand” (Matthew 12:13). As soon as the man did so, his hand was healed.

But he had to take the initiative. If we will take the initiative to overcome, we will find that we have the inspiration of God, because He immediately gives us the power of life.

Come join the Adventure!

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Author: SPARKS FROM THE ANVIL OF LIFE

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