I’m a fan of the comfort zone. It’s one of the struggles man has with God.
What I mean by that is God is always pushing me out of my comfort zone because He knows it leads to complacency. It doesn’t require a lot of faith to live in the Land of Complacency, and last time I checked without faith we can not please God (Hebrews 11:6).
Since pleasing God is one of my daily goals I try to let God win which means I lose and I gotta be honest it’s hard because I’m competitive.
There’s a contemporary Christian band called Big Daddy Weave, and they sing about being “overwhelmed” - I get that. This has been my theme song over the last few months. God is overwhelming me as I let him have His way (this is a good thing).
I read somewhere that His thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are not our ways (Isaiah 55:8). I’m so thankful for this because I’ve screwed up most things I’ve tried do without His help in my life and I’m tired of being a screw up (you can join this club, there are a lot of us, membership is free).
John, the apostle, captured the idea I’m thinking with you about when he wrote, “He must become more important, but I must become less important (John 3:30).”
The culture teaches us to be all about ourselves, our happiness must be achieved at all costs (and it costs us a lot), as an old cowboy preacher friend of mine used to say about the culture - they like to, “Get all you can, can all you get and then sit on the can and who cares about the rest.” I think this makes Jesus shake His head.
I’m a red letter guy, and I’m always wondering what if Jesus meant what He said? In Matthew 16:24 & 26 He said, “If anyone would come after me, let Him deny Himself … For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?”
If your old school you sing at your church, “Only trust Him, only trust Him, only trust Him now.” There’s truth in that song that goes beyond what we might call our initial salvation.
God is safe and ready to help when we need Him (Psalm 46:1) and when do we not need Him? As I sit in east Texas writing this to you my testimony is God is good all the time and all the time God is good. He is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent (that means He’s big and He's faithful, and you can trust Him).
Go ahead and give in, He always wins anyway. He told me to tell you that.