I have mentioned I don’t believe in coincidences before. And while I planned to write a post on Exit Strategies: the proper way to exit a situation, place, or position, but every time I attempted to type “Exit” or any derivative, I typed “Existing or Exist.” So given the state of my affairs, I’m sure that the Lord has just confirmed that I have been doing just that…EXISTING…not really LIVING as He designed.
I’ve been bombarded with so many messages from license plates to bill boards to sermons and even commercials that I almost can’t compose myself long enough to get this on paper, but I’m determined to help somebody else see what I now see.
This was just further confirmation because earlier this week, my friend’s husband remarked about how we were existing and how others are living. His remark was not from a covetous position because that is definitely not his heart at all. It was more from a place that longs to see and experience the “greater than these” position Jesus spoke about before His Ascent.
So today, I challenge you to STOP MERELY EXISTING… LIVE…LIVE IN THE MOMENT…FOLLOW REAL LOVE…Notice I did not say follow your heart….that’s because the heart is deceitful above all else…Yep, our hearts can deceive us….I know because just recently I allowed my heart to deceive me…to make me think that a humble life equals a financial struggle. Now outwardly, I did not think l thought this (I really didn’t mean to have a tongue twister…moving on…
I mean I rejoice when I see God’s children prosper and I’ve said for at least 7 years that I known that I will be very wealthy one day so I had to wonder where the disconnect occurred. How was I not living? How was I just another mass taking up space on the planet?
I mean, a few years ago, I was a dare-devil for lack of a better word…always ambitious…rarely afraid to step out and find out, but something shifted in the wrong direction and I’m tired of it!!!! I’m not ranting…more of an AHA moment…funny how certain storms bring out the best in you…Regardless the Lord placed it on my heart yesterday afternoon to do something so radical that I found myself choking….I mean really choking…coughing…not faking…not laughing…it didn’t click until my friend said what I think I already new: “Quit Choking on Change.”
Then further confirmation was just delivered by way of my Pastor…a message I decided to revisit from years past…The sermon was about opening the eyes of my heart…I had forgotten about keeping my heart open…not just to people, but to God’s will….No matter what, partial obedience is still disobedience and while I won’t share the exact details of the radical steps God’s shown me to take, I do want to encourage you if you find that you are just existing in a life not meant for you…please get off your butt and do what you really want to do so you can finally live like God intends!!! He would not have placed the desire in your heart to do more if you were not meant for it so shut up, listen, and go!
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