The ONE THING for today

Riding the waves

  • Genesis 7:22 (NKJV) All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, all that was on the dry land, died.

If you are one of those people who must be standing on solid ground before you act, you’re setting yourself up for failure.

If all the details must be worked out, all the questions answered, and the outcome be certain before you commit, you are setting yourself up for a life of mediocrity and unfulfilled dreams and aspirations.

Life will always include a certain amount of risk and uncertainty. There are very few guarantees. Until you are willing to set out on the turbulent oceans of the unknown and practice (get this) faith you will destined to a slow death—sinking further and further below average until you have settle on the bottom of mediocrity, finishing out your life safely, sedately, and sadly–never knowing what could have been.

Dare to exercise faith. Take a wise risk. Get out on the oceans of uncertainly. You first read of the Holy Spirit’s activity in Genesis 1:2. Dare to hazard a guess as to what He was doing? Answer: Hovering over the waters.

Nothing has changed. You will always find God at the work at the intersection of faith and fear. If your goal in life is to not have any fear then you have just taken away all the zest and invigorating joy in life.

God is not really into safe; He’s more about saving.

Forget having all the answers and being absolutely certain of every outcome. Ride the waves today. Have faith in God. You will one day look back over your life and be ever so glad you did.

The ONE THING for today is to prayerfully answer the question: “What is the one thing I know I ought to be doing but am not because of fear and uncertainly?” Answer that question and then go for it!

The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, than the mighty waves of the sea.

Psalm 93:4 (NKJV)


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