2017 is over and here we are days into 2018. The majority of you have probably already set out goals/new year resolutions for the year. And me well I’ve been sick. But as I was lying in bed I had been wondering what it is I want out of the year. Sure I want the health, happiness, etc as everyone else but what do I want from the year to look back and see growth in myself?
For 2018 I want to find comfort in doing the will of God over my life than doing ordinary things in life. I think we start to focus more on ourselves and our wants and even needs that we lose focus of what matters most. Ultimately what will matter most is doing God’s will over our lives. The other day I was trying to relax and in relaxing I was talking to God. I asked Him why is it that I find more comfort in doing other things than doing His will? And I began to say that is exactly what I want. In this year, the thing I want is to be more comfortable doing what His will is over the comfort in doing what I find pleasing. I want to make it a habit of going out of MY comfort zone and doing God’s will that it becomes the things that are in my comfort zone. It isn’t that I don’t like doing God’s will that is not what I mean when I say I want to find more comfort in doing His will over what I find pleasing. What I mean if I am being open and honest with you is that it is easier to do the things that I like over something I feel incapable of doing that God has called me to do. In this generation, if God calls us to do things out of our comfort zone we easily say no or we put it on hold, myself included. I second guess myself and what God can do through me and it holds me back and I want to stop this year. To stop putting myself down and second guessing God’s calling over my life. Let me get a little off track here, it is still on point with what I have to say. Often times I get home and think man if I talked to so and so about Jesus how much of an impact it may be to their lives. And sometimes I get to thinking if God calls us home imagine all the people who haven’t accepted Christ in their lives and it aches my heart so much. Now back on track, with that said, I still get scared to talk to people freely about Christ and his love and what all He’s done for us. As I've said before I am so scared of the rejection of Christ from people that I begin to say to myself what if I say the wrong things and this is something I want to stop this year. Rejection will come but what if it’s just a fear and the rejection doesn’t come and instead because of my fear I didn’t share Jesus? Now that is even more sad. So this year I want God’s will for my life to be in my comfort zone. I want to speak more openly to people about the great things Christ has done for each and every one of us. I know the other things in life will be taken care of if I follow God’s will.
So set that goal with me, to make it habit of doing God’s will over your life that His will isn’t so out of your comfort zone and instead is in your comfort zone. Let’s make 2018 our year of growth!
Read the follow verse and study it. If it doesn’t leave you in a WOW read it again and again.
Mark 3:31-35 “Then His brothers and His mother came, and standing outside they sent to Him, calling Him. And a multitude was sitting around Him; and they said to Him, “Look, Your mother and Your brothers are outside seeking You.” But He answered them, saying, “Who is My mother, or My brothers?” And He looked around in a circle at those who sat about Him, and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother.””
Prayer: Father God, I come to You in the name of Jesus. I ask that You help me to be more comfortable doing Your will over my life that I find it uncomfortable not following what You call me to do Lord. I ask this for the people reading this as well. Help me to work on doing this this year and the rest of the days of my life. I know it won’t be easy but I know with You by my side anything is possible. When I second guess myself Lord please remind me that You’re here to help me every step of the way. Have Your way in my life Lord and have Your way in everyone’s life reading this. Let us be the brother and sister that do Your will as the ones in Mark 3:35. Amen!