The call to growth: An uncomfortable move.

Some of us are missing our blessings because we are too busy making excuses. We are too busy telling God but this, or but that, or why right now isn’t the best time for us to do whatever it is that God is calling us to do in this season. God doesn’t care about your excuses, He cares about your life. We’re too deep in our feelings about what we want for ourselves, the things and people we’ve gotten comfortable with, and our past, that we don’t even realize that we’re forfeiting many of our blessings and stunting our own growth by refusing to let go and move when God says so.
Excuses are just a way to keep us comfortable. As long as we are comfortable in a situation, we can pretty much control it, but what if I told you that there will come a season in your life where God will cause you to be uncomfortable for a while. This uncomfortable season is also called your season of growth.

If you keep going back to someone or something that’s comfortable but doesn’t grow you, then you will forever remain the same. It doesn’t take faith to be comfortable, but when you’re uncomfortable it takes a heck of a lot of faith to get out of whatever funk you’re in. For many of us, this is a season of which God is challenging our faith. With everything that’s going on in the world or maybe even your personal life, God wants to know that it’s Him that you trust and not yourself. This season is like a mirror that’s reflecting where your faith truly lies. Trusting in ourselves only extends as far as what’s in our reach or in our power to control, but trusting in God extends beyond our control.

It’s not about where you are in life, but rather, what it is that you’re doing with where you are in your life. The place you’re in mentally and spiritually, is more important than your physical address, people you know, where you work, your relationship status or how much money is in your bank account. You can be on top of the world, but if you’re mentally unstable and your spirit isn’t right, then everything else won’t even matter.

The world will judge you based on where you are physically. God judges our heart and our thoughts. Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” This is why it’s important to move when God says, move! God doesn’t care about how your financial portfolio, your relationship or social status looks… He cares about you!

Things around us or things about us can be going good, but the thing that matters most is, how are we doing? Not on the outside, on the inside. If what we consider to be good is keeping us from growing, please believe that God will throw a monkey wrench in our lives to tighten us up. Why? Because what we believe is good has a lot to do with things that are temporary, but God’s good focuses on things eternal. He will cause us to be uncomfortable for a season, if it will save our lives later. We as people on the other hand, we do what we feel is right, right now, and we deal with the consequences later.

God is calling us to get out of our feelings and into HIS will. When we keep hitting a brick wall by trying to accomplish things our way, that means it’s time to try something different. We can blame God all day long about things that’s not going the way we planned or for unanswered prayers, but truth is, when we blame God or anyone else for where we are in our lives, three fingers are pointing back at us!

We must get our minds right so that we can move forward. We must get our spirits in order, so that we can hear God clearly. God answers prayers, and He answers them quickly. He isn’t a Father who ignores His children. 1 Peter 3:12, “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

So, oftentimes the disappointment in our lives is not a result of God telling us no, but us telling Him no, because we know that even when He tells us no, it’s done in good faith. Our disappointment is a result of our disobedience. God wants to lead us to better, more and new levels, but we are oftentimes too stubborn because again, we are a people who loves to be in our feelings, but the only way to truly live our best life is to come out of our feelings and to step out on faith. When God says, “It’s time to move forward,” do not look back!

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