Have you ever been there?
At the crossroads. Where you have a decision to make.
- Continue on the path that you are on that is familiar and comfortable.
- Or take a new path that is both exciting and terrifying.
From what I see, there are pros and cons for both paths.
This is the path you have been on for sometime now. Whether it is a relationship, a job/career, a religion/church that you go to or even a particular habit/vice.
It’s familiar! So you are used to it and although you do not love everything about it, you have learned how to cope.
This is full of hopes, dreams, promises, opportunities and new experiences. But no guarantees. You do not know for sure what exactly will happen on this path.
It will be uncomfortable while you adjust and it will be very different to what you are currently used to.
Well I am there right now.
I am at the beginning of a new walk with God. And I have a big decision to make.
Do I remain where I am familiar and comfortable? Although to say comfortable may not be the right word, seeing that honestly……….I hate being where I am.
But I have learned to cope.
Sigh I hate that word.
Why do we do that? Adjust to the un-natural?
Why cope with an abusive husband? Why cope with a job that you hate? Why cope doing a degree that you do not love?!
Why cope with that vice that you have hidden for years? Why cope with the pain of the rape that you never told anyone about?
Why cope with living in a ‘sinful’ state instead of giving God your all?!!
Yup. That’s me right there. 😩
And I am sick of it. And I want to change. But I am seeing just how difficult it is to crucify the flesh.
Galatians 5:16-17 ESV
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
The Word of God is so accurate!!
The very things that we do not want to do is what we usually end up doing.
So I have a decision to make.
I am not strong enough to beat this by myself. I need God to help me. Which means I need to run to God, be honest with Him and submit this issue to Him. No excuses, no fear, no shame (well……maybe a little shame).
And you can too.
Let’s make the right choice.
Choose to be uncomfortable. You can do this ❤