There’s no such thing as an ordinary life. Obscure? Yes. Ordinary? No. I’m holding you by the shoulders and looking you in the eyes as I say this. You are irreplaceable in God’s story. Your words matter. Your life matters. You matter. I don’t really care what you’ve done or how much you’ve messed up …
Has God asked you to jump lately? Did you try to negotiate or doubt it was really His voice? Is He inviting you to take The God Dare? Join me and see what He taught me about achieving bravery by degrees.
I don’t like to fly. I love to travel but flying is not my favorite for many reasons, mostly my lack of being able to control the airplane. However, there’s one thing I do love about flying. I love to look at the clouds, those big fluffy, white, cumulous, cotton-ball clouds, pure and clean, soft and so inviting. If you fly on a clear day you can see the roads and the fields and the cars like tiny black bugs crawling all over the ground. I always get a window seat when I fly. Always. Because I love to look out the window, far above the clouds where all the people and all my problems shrink to tiny specks. I get a new perspective every time I’m in the air. All the problems of this world and my life shrink to pinpricks.
Job is the one character, the one book, most of us wish was not in the bible. We don’t ever want to consider his lot falling to us. Don’t even go there. It’s a hard story with hard truth and some of it is hard to grasp. But, The God Dare is in the Job story too. Job was one of the biblical ‘good guys’ in fact he was,
“..blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil.” Job 1:1.
A description befitting most of you reading this. You’re good right?
When was the last time you went through one of those seasons where everything you relied on, everything you thought was true, fell apart? I’m talking about the big things. The job loss, the miscarriage, the divorce, the serious illness, the tragedies that sucker punch us one way or another and can’t be prayed away. The suffocating thing suddenly dropped in our laps where we can’t see anything good because of the bad….