Just as the best movies have the best writers, so should our lives be authored by our Creator. God will certainly write something infinitely better than we ever could. And, as every action lover knows, there will always be danger, evil, and a climax – even the most savvy can give in to thoughts and fears of “what if.”
But, for those who trust in the Lord (and know the conclusion is promised to end well!), even when we thrash and flail in the chaos, we are reassured that there is a plan. Jeremiah 29:11
As we declare our faith, however, how many of us actually choose daily to walk our journey with the same zeal and fight as our onscreen heroes? Can we honestly speak to a lifestyle which reflects that which we feel so inspired by?
When was the last time your faith move you? When has it inspired you – to move, to risk, to feel that passion in your soul propelling you to believe, and respond, in a manner reflecting a revelation of your truest nature? To make changes in your priorities to include the things placed deep in your heart. Have you ever been made fully aware that as a son or daughter of Christ, you have a divine purpose? That your daily choices literally effect the nature and legacy of not only your own life, but for generations to come?
If you haven’t, what would you do to get there?
What would it take?
I love the Lord of the Rings series. The battle between good and evil, the tension between belief and fear, the choice given to walk in bravery or retreat to safety, move my soul at its core. And yet, I find myself more often than I would like to admit – moved by the nuances, concerns and sometimes mediocrity of this human life. I turn back to what is familiar instead of facing the uncertainty of doing something new or potentially losing a comrade or two along the way.
There are possibly more days where I fall short of all I am called to be than not, and I am faced with the question again.
Am I running a race of faith, or sitting in a puddle of complacency?
Now before you start feeling poorly about yourself, remember that ( Romans 8:1) There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.We are not called to perfection, but rather to spur one another on to greatness, to face shortcomings with grace and honesty, and exchange them for something better tomorrow.
Lamentations 3:22-23 – Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.
What does your walk look like today? Is it active and alive, or sluggish like today’s Seattle weather? Wherever it is now, it is never too late to shake off the old, let the Light of God enter into your decisions, be bold in spite of the glaring filter of others, and move to action.