Yesterday during my Bible Study we talked about always being desperate for God and what that looks like. At first we talked about times in our own lives where we’ve been desperate for God because of our desperate situation, and how trusting him helped us to grow in our relationship with Him. Then we talked about what it means to ALWAYS be desperate for God, not just in those troubled times.
If you step out of your comfort zone and do things for God that seem a little scary, then you will need to rely on Him or be desperate for his help, right? So, being desperate for God all the time should involve stepping out (in faith) and doing things that God calls you to do that initially seem scary or uncomfortable. Putting ourselves in these situations will require more faith and trust in God and will ultimately strengthen our relationship with Him.
My goal this week is to put myself in an uncomfortable situation for the glory of God. I told my Bible Study group this and they will be holding me accountable next week when we meet again. At this point I’m not sure what it will be, but I’m leaving that up to God. I’m going to pray, listen and obey no matter how scary it seems or how uncomfortable I feel.
I once had a Christian mentor that told me I should do something scary every single day. He wasn’t talking about jumping out of a plane or white water rafting (two scary things for me) he was talking about this very topic, getting uncomfortable every single day of our lives and staying desperate for God. I’m going to start with weekly, then I’ll move to daily. I know God will give me the strength I need. (and the words too)
We should be excited when we feel uncomfortable when doing something for God. It means we are stepping out in faith and growing!