LSOF: Status Quo Part 2

If I were to plant a seed in the ground. Eventually, it should become a flower.
However, it will remain just a seed, if it isn’t provided what is needed to make it grow.
For example, If I place the seed in a dark area, and if I never water it…
I can’t expect it to do anything but sit in the ground forever.

We are the same way.

I was watching some of “Center Stage” the other night.

As a dancer one must have not only the desire to dance, but also the technique. They have to have a good jist
of what is expected of them, and their feet need to look a certain way when they dance.

I remember this part where the star dancer was confronted by her mother why she wasn’t in the recital.
She told her mom, ” It’s your dream. You didn’t have the feet, and I don’t have the heart.”

I’m learning as I start moving towards writing a book, that I may have the desire to do it. However, my structure
has a lot of work to be done.

Peter in the Bible, in the notorious scene where Jesus asks, ” Who do you say I am?” and Peter is able to give a pretty convincing reply, ” You are the Christ.” and then later right after Jesus tells the disciples what is to happen to Him,
Peter said, ” That will never happen Jesus.”

Peter may have had the passion in knowing Jesus, He may have been mesmorized by what Jesus did, and the words that He spoke, but it was clear at that moment…Peter knew the words to say, but he didn’t have a clue what it truly meant. He believed in Jesus, but didn’t BELIEVE Him.

This is why we don’t just go to college one day and have a degree the next.
This is why we don’t just ask anyone from the congregation to get up on sunday to teach a message.
This is why we don’t tell a child who loves to play with cars to drive one.
This is why we don’t hand someone a pair of gloves and tell them to do a surgery…
etc.

We first have to have passion in doing something, we have to have the “WANT” we have to have the “DESIRE”
and then when we know in our heart what we believe God wants us to do in our lives…
then comes the training.

If the seed was only given water…it would drown. If the seed was only given sunlight..it would shrivel up.

I’m in a season of teaching. I am learning so much from every area of my life. Some days are really rough to take in,
but I am hopeful that there is a reason God is showing me.

I also can tell you I have learned that God will bring the most unlikely people to help us grow, because
by knowing them, we are forced to face ourselves.

I have a friend who is really good about reading in between the lines. I’ve never met her face to face, but I can tell
you a lot of walls have been broken down inside my heart in knowing this person.

I mean its like if you were to throw a rock at glass and it shattered it everytime, but then there is a plate of glass that no matter how hard you throw the rock…it won’t break.
It’s good to have people like that in our lives.

On the flipside of it though, we have to make sure that we do the same for them. We have to grow together, or we will find that neither one will grow hardly at all. We have to accept one another in every way.

We are meant to reach for the surface, and grow from where we stand. We are meant to grow roots that reach others.
We are meant to take a moment and pay attention to others lives.

We need to remember, who God wants us to be…He doesn’t expect us to become that way overnight,
so neither should we.

” So long to status quo, I think I’ll just let go, because you make me wanna be brave.” – Nichole Nordeman

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. ” (2 Peter 1:3-8)

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