I have talked to many people lately who are struggling to make serious changes in their lives. These changes have included such things as; taking a step out to start their own business, giving up their job to launch out into full-time ministry and reaching out to a loved one to heal a broken relationship. By anyone’s standard, these are all hard decisions and worthy of contemplation and planning. However, when contemplating and excessive planning coupled with fear, doubters, and basically a faith deficit, prevent you from moving forward to follow closely something God has called you to do, your have possibly entered into sin.
My Pastor, Adam Starling, once said “The time between when God tells you to do something and time you actually do it is the greatest problem for most people’s obedience to God.” One thing I have learned is that often times, God is waiting on you to obey what He has called you to do, so that someone can fulfill what He has called them to do. Maybe, someone is believing God for a job and he wants them to take the one you need to give up in order to start your own business. Perhaps, people’s eternal destiny is waiting on you to completely embrace the ministry call on your life. Even still, generations coming after you may be forever changed by your willingness to risk being hurt and moving forward to restore that relationship with your family.
I wonder how many people’s lives your decision to quickly obey God will impact? If you are having trouble making these decisions and taking that step of faith, get some accountability, get some life-coaching, and do the things that put yourself in a place to quickly obey.
Now is the time to shorten the gap between when God speaks and you act. Faith leaps, while not always easy alway pay BIG. In the words of NIKE, “Just do it!”