Life is hard. There is no way around that simple fact. There will be times when everything is going smoothly, but just as you get comfortable life seems to throw something new at you.
Everyone has hard times. We all face trials, we all go through seasons of not knowing what’s next, maybe you’ve lost a loved one, or received a discouraging diagnosis. These seasons can be filled with Uncertainty. They can be scary. So scary that they paralyze you. During these hard times it is tempting to shut down and avoid reality.
And while God calls us to rest in him and to be still in His presence, He does NOT tell us to just sit around and do nothing when times get hard. We’ve got to keep moving forward, one step of faith at a time. Just like the Israelites, we have to move from the mountain we are at, into the land God has promised us.
I was listening to a podcast this morning by Steven Furtick and something he said slapped me across the face. He said, “God will go before us, but he will not go for us.”
God will make a way in the dessert. He will open up the door to a new opportunity, He will set the resources right in front of you, but He will not go for us into those things. We must go for ourselves.
It requires faith to step into what God has prepared for us. It requires picking ourselves up off the ground or pulling ourselves away from Netflix(guilty). It requires making a difficult decision to leave the job, to chase the dream, to pursue the relationship. It requires us to live uncomfortable for the sake of doing what God has prepared for us.
Life has been and always will be difficult thanks to Sin. But we have the choice! We can choose to be paralyzed by the circumstance we are in OR we can keep moving toward God and step in faith toward what he has for us. The road won’t be easy, but it will be rewarding.