A paradox in our salvation is that surrender brings us victory, so what happens in our life when God hurts our feelings? It is the tough times in our life that can make us feel so far away from God. Recently, when I was running, one of the songs on my playlist really began to speak to me. “Relief can you hear me, Hey Rest can you get me, Hey Peace can you see me, Hey love can you heal me, I don’t know what to do, I’m not looking for answers, I just need you to hold my hand through this cancer. Tell me you never left, even in the midst of death. Breathe on me; I’ll do anything to feel your Breath.” About that time Psalm 62:5-8 began to resonate in my thoughts: “5Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.
6 He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. 7 My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. 8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.” So many times, we ask “why” when we should be saying “okay God; this is reality, now what do You want me to do with it?” God is good, even when bad things happen and the more we know God’s character, the less we will ask “why” and the more we will know that God is at work even in the midst of our circumstances.
It’s never too late to get started doing what God has called you to do. Recently I was listening to Joel Osteen and he was talking about excuses. He said, “No matter what excuse you are using to not do what God has called you to do, you still should.” Those three words, “You still should” have a profound impact and they will breathe new life and passion into your life if you will allow them to. Even if a past failure or time in your life caused you great pain or made you feel like you could never accomplish your dreams, you still should. Many times, we put off what we know God is calling us to do and there are many reasons for this and none of them are good. For some, it may be fear of failure, but our fear of failure is exactly what leads us to it. If we know we are supposed to be doing something and we don’t do it; there will always be a sense of unfulfillment and dissatisfaction in our life. When we don’t pursue what God is calling us to do, there is a gnawing at our heart and that is God speaking to us through His Spirit.
Our minds have a funny way of talking us out of doing things. We may think that family, finances or any number of other circumstances are causing our unhappiness, but in reality it is often caused by our decision to not move towards our God-given destiny. Whatever He is calling you to do, now is the time to get started. I Timothy 4:15 tells us, “Give yourself wholly to your gift.” Today is a new day regardless of what has happened in your past and God is calling you to greatness. Get out of your comfort zone and begin to dream bigger so you can accomplish everything God has placed in your heart. God will open doors that no man can shut and when you get in agreement with Him; nothing is impossible.