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Friday, September 26, 2014

Think About It

Unsettle Me

Would you ask for your life to be unsettled? Probably not, but did you know that when your life is unsettled you will have the greatest opportunity for learning and growth?

Most people want their life to be peaceful and stress free. We don't want a lot of drama. We shy away from conflict. We don't look for opportunities to add more stress to our lives; in fact we do just the opposite. Yet, change comes often through adversity. Learning comes through trials, and maturity comes through the experiences of life.

I've really struggled with this thought the past week after I heard of someone praying that God would unsettle his or her life. As I've thought about it I realized that I, like everyone else, like the comfortable feeling when everything is going well. To tell the truth we all like it when life is manageable. It feels good when everything is in its place. Our children are well, the job is going good, there's food on the table, and we have no worries. To have this tranquility is peaceful, why then would anyone ask God to unsettle his or her life? Who would want disruption and chaos?

Personally I'm one who likes to be in control, with things predictable and in their place. I keep a calendar and a to do list so that I can bring order and precision into my life. I don't like disruption or distractions. Some might say that this is a very self-centered way of living. But if you're a Christ follower, you can't have it your way and his at the same time. As a Christ follower, life will never be static. It will always be in flux. The ebb and flow of the life of Christ was always in sync with the will of the Father. Jesus even said that everything he did was under direction of the Father. Would not then the life of a Christ follower be the same? The pray that the Lord unsettle me is appropriate to breaking up the ground of complacency and comfort. It's a dangerous prayer, but important for a Christ follower. Think about it.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

This is good! Keep writing, you have talent and God is using you. The messages hit the nail on the head for so many people.

Anonymous said...

I HAVE RAISED MY CHILDREN IN THIS MANNER,TO ALWAYS TRY AND CONTROL EVER THING THAT HAPPENS AROUND THEM. MY MOTTO HAS ALWAYS BEEN:: EVERYTHING HAS A PLACE AND THERE IS A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING. SO IF YOU USE IT PUT IT BACK IN THE SAME PLACE. NOW THAT I AM OVER 70 YRS OLD, IAM GLAD FOR THIS AS YOU TEND TO FORGET WHERE YOU PUT THINGS. WE KEEP A CALANDER WITH ALL APPOINTMENTS WE KEEP LEDGERS AS TO EVERY PURCHASE MADE SINCE 1972. I PRAY MY WIFE WILL KEEP THEM UP. ENOUGH SAID::::