Lately, over and over we have had people say to us "I don't think I could do it... I don't think I could do what you are doing... give it all away, quit my job and move across the country with seven children."
And what I want to say to them is- neither can we.
Neither can we.
Because you see, more than anything I want people to understand- we are no different than they are.
We are no stronger, no better equipped, no braver, or more faithful.
We can't do this...
But He can.
And so it is that every.single.day we get up, with our eyes focused on Him. His strength, His goodness, His abilities, His holiness... and we plant our feet on the ground, taking one step, one moment, at a time.
From our house selling in 4 days (with no realtor in this market), to our living rent free for the past 4 months, from our being invited to work with the most incredible people in the world at Eagles Nest orphanage and God hand choosing every single one of our partners- it was all Him.
We couldn't have done that if we tried.
So often we strive to make it in this world on our own abilities.
And we miss out.
We miss out on living In HIM.
And we only do what we are brave enough, strong enough, confident enough to do.
We chase after dreams that have nothing to do with His glory and everything to do with ours.
And in the mean time, we fall short of the plans He had for all lives all along.
When you choose to live for the Lord your life is going to look a whole lot different than the world around you.
Why? Because the world and the word are complete different.
Ever notice that?
The world tell us we deserve it all.
The word tells us He deserves our all.
The world tell us it's all about us.
The word tells us we must die to self.
The world tell us we must have more.
The word tells us we must become less.
My challenge to you today is to ask Him. Don't be afraid, just get down on your knees, seek His face and ask Him what He has for your life... and then in obedience take that first step and keep your eyes fixed on Him.
It may seem scary at first, and it may even seem impossible. It may not look like anything you ever imagined or resemble anything close to what you once believed. But one thing I can promise you is, when you dig deeper into the word it is there, you are guaranteed to find, exactly what you have been searching for all along.
(photo credit Austin Davidson)
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. ~Hebrews 12:2