Friday, July 27, 2012
Freedom to keep going
Right now I feel weary and worn out. I have been thinking about making some changes. I have been wondering about how to make choices and what will happen if I make the wrong one.
This is the reminder and the challenge that God has put before me:
Gal 5.1 “So Christ has truly set us free...” v6 “...what is important is faith expressing itself in love.” V13 “...don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.” Gal 6.9 “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”
Reading Galatians 5-6, I feel like God is saying to me “don’t give up”. He is reminding me that I’m free but that I need to make choices – that what I choose will either serve myself or others – the enemy or God.
I know that when I'm tired and feeling worn out, I can be tempted to make selfish choices. I also know that God promises his strength in my weakness.
Still, he says "choose". He will not make the choice for me and no one else can either. Who will I serve?
I won't give up. God has placed me here and has called me to accomplish his purposes and he's given me all I need to do that - in his strength. I choose God. I choose to serve him and to serve others. I choose to stay.
Thanks for the gentle reminder God, for the challenge to keep going and the promise.