Will You Walk In It?
Sometimes God works by doing the unexpected. And I think that we have a difficult time accepting the unexpected because it’s unfamiliar and unpredictable and yet, God’s there. He has a never-changing character (James 1:17) that we can count on and trust in, but His ways are different than ours; they are unexplainable, so why should we be surprised when He does something unusual and outside of our comfort zone?
We can choose to walk in His promises, or we can choose to turn away. Turning away may not be some big, dramatic ordeal. It may be as simple as, “I don’t feel like it.” “It’s not what I really want.” “It makes me uncomfortable, so I’ll pass.”
But what is left if we choose to pass on God’s direction and the path He’s laid out for us? What if we choose to not follow His voice or His leading into the unknown? Is there any real fulfillment left? I would argue that the answer is “no”.
When Jesus came to the disciples and called them into the unexpected, they had a choice. When Christ called them into the unknown, they had a free-will decision to make. No one could make it for them, but they did have to take that leap of faith that required them to jump…not walk…but jump into the uncertain. The fulfillment of God’s promises in their life depended entirely upon their “yes”…yes to the calling, yes to the unforeseen, yes to the unusual, yes to the unexplainable…:
“As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. ‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will send you out to fish for people.’ At once they left their nets and followed him. When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.” Mark 1:16-20
“At once…” “Without delay…” these phrases from the passage pierce my soul. The disciples’ responses were not just “yes”, they were immediate and in the moment. Sometimes God calls us and beckons us in the moment and we must be very careful to respond to Him at once and without delay or the blessing, the calling, the opportunity…may be delayed or pass by.
Today, what is God doing that is unexpected in your life? What is He calling you into that may be unpredictable? The question truly is…will you walk in it? It’s a choice. What will you choose today?
FBC Aztec Member