That sounds great, but when you’re facing a wall of brick and mortar it’s far more natural to think you should turn and go another way. Leap over a wall? Seriously -who does that?
What walls do you face? Is it a challenging relationship or a physical set back?
Maybe you’re like me taking steps of faith, exploring new territory and finding one obstacle after another.
It’s tempting to interpret challenges as indications that you’re on the wrong path -or maybe you just aren’t cut out for the call you thought you were.
After choosing to walk out a dream I continue to be surprised when everything doesn’t just ‘fall into place’.
We moved from the plains of Texas to the mountains of Colorado, to begin our own business as a Senior Relocation Specialists. There’s licenses and certificates, accounts and systems to engage in before we can even start.
We’ve been living out of a suitcase for the last month, having said goodbye to the comfort of our big beautiful house till our rental is available. We’re no longer surrounded by the community we’ve known as family. And there’s been an endless stream of rain, flooding and the hailstorm of a life time along with threats of tornadoes. Who know there could be tornados in the mountains?
Through my complaining, I occasionally I loose by breath. I have to remember; we’re at a higher elevation.
So it is with dreams. Sometimes you have to stop talking so much, adjust and acclimate. You have to keep your bearings and remember what’s really going on. Transition takes time.
When all you see is the walls that surround you, it’s time to look up to Christ.
When I chose to take my view off of me and back on Jesus, the words of Oswald Chamber on The Habit of Rising to the Occasion lifted off the pages and spoke to me.
…that you may know what is the hope of His calling… —Ephesians 1:18
Remember that you have been saved so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in your body (see 2 Corinthians 4:10). Direct the total energy of your powers so that you may achieve everything your election as a child of God provides; rise every time to whatever occasion may come your way.
God is the Master Designer, and He allows adversities into your life to see if you can jump over them properly— “By my God I can leap over a wall” Psalm 18:29. God will never shield you from the requirements of being His son or daughter.
1 Peter 4:12 says, “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you….” Rise to the occasion— do what the trial demands of you. It does not matter how much it hurts as long as it gives God the opportunity to manifest the life of Jesus in your body.
May God not find complaints in us anymore, but spiritual vitality— a readiness to face anything He brings our way.
He ends taking our perspective higher:
We are here to submit to His will so that He may work through us what He wants. Once we realize this, He will make us broken bread and poured-out wine with which to feed and nourish others.
This is a daily deal.
What are the walls you face? What does Jesus say about them? What does He say about you? Are you in agreement with Him?
Today is a new day. Take the opportunity for Christ to be apparent in your life as you look to Him and choose to leap the walls!