My heart is breaking for the world. It’s breaking for every life innocently lost this past weekend. For every person that has lost a loved one and for everyone who is currently living in fear. It’s scary to think that those people who were killed or injured in Paris on Friday night were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
I keep thinking what if that was me?
I think about the dreams in my heart that I’ve barely even touched. What if it was all over before it even began?
Life is too short to be living comfortably.
What has God called you to do? Who has He called you to be?
Are you doing it? Are you becoming that?
Or are you waiting for it to fall into place?
I’m always waiting. I’m waiting for an income before I can start writing the book I’ve been dreaming about for the past year. I’m waiting until I have more energy to be more creative with my blog. I’m waiting to move to Oxford before I can start a bible study with my friends. I’m waiting for so many things to happen before I start to really do what God has called me to do.
Sometimes we have waited for so long, we’ve actually become comfortable in waiting. We fools ourselves into believing that we can’t possibly do all of that right now because of the situations we’re in.
I never normally do this on my blog, but I truly have it on my heart today to speak to a specific group of people – those of you who are currently in a relationship that you know deep down isn’t right. You’re with someone who is holding you back from God’s purpose for your life. You’re so comfortable with them that you can’t let them go.
Perhaps you don’t want to be single, afraid that loneliness will consume you.
You possibly even think that you have been with them for too long. You’re way too committed to walk away now. What would everyone say if you broke up? What about all the time and money you have invested in each other?
Or maybe you’re actually waiting for the relationship to fix itself. You’re waiting for your boyfriend/girlfriend to change. You hope that something will happen that will cause everything to fall into place, and then it will all work out.
I truly, from the bottom of my heart, understand your situation. But I promise you that God knows what He’s doing. And if He’s calling you to walk away from whatever it is, you need to trust Him. It’s the best thing you’ll ever do. Don’t doubt, just have faith.
Stop waiting for things to go your way before you start walking God’s way. You’ll be waiting forever. God is calling you to come to Him right now. He’s calling you out of your comfort zone, out of that failing relationship, out of that dead end job, out of your anxieties and fears.
You will never be truly content until you’re in God’s will. You’ll find yourself searching for happiness in the wrong places, which will always leave you feeling empty and alone.
God has a plan for you. A dream bigger than you can ever imagine. I pray that He plants that tiny seed of hope in your heart today. I pray that you choose to pursue God and that dream with all that you have. That you’ll step boldly out of that comfort zone you’ve made yourself a home in. That you’ll walk away from whatever is holding you back, and never stop running towards God.