Can’t Turn Back!

no turning back

To a believer the excitement lies just beyond the ‘point of no return!’

 

There are journeys of our faith that push us past the point of turning back. And while a bit frightening to us, they always give God an opportunity to stretch us and teach us about trust.

Let’s say you’ve been motivated by God’s Spirit to repair a broken relationship. You feel you are to make contact with the offended/offending person and wave a white flag. Just thinking about doing it still gives you the chance to sidestep the issue. Even deciding to do it still leaves you the option of backing out. It’s not until with phone in hand and the involved party is on the other end of the call and you say, “I want to extend/or ask for forgiveness” that you have crossed the ‘point of no return.’

Turning back from doing the right thing is never the right thing. We all know that, but it’s still hard on us and our fears and egos. Moving beyond this waypoint is where so many of our answers lie. Major spiritual and emotional victories come to people who have eliminated the option of turning back.

When Peter saw Jesus walking on the stormy waters of the Sea of Galilee and heard Jesus’ voice he began moving toward the ‘point of no return.’ “If it is you,” he said, “command me to come to you on the water.” Having said that he still wasn’t quite there yet, but when Jesus said “Come” and he stepped out of the security of a solid boat beneath him … there was no turning back or second guessing. (Matthew 14:27-29)

So what challenge has God given you? What journey are you being prompted to take? What unfinished business is being pressed on your heart. What exciting adventure causes you to say, “Wouldn’t it be cool if …?”

Move forward and trust God that when you move beyond your comfort level, beyond what you feel you need, God will give you the idea, the finances, the words. As your reluctance and fear recede, you may actually feel a freedom and excitement of doing a bit of your own ‘water walking’ with Jesus.

“Haven’t I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged.

God, your God, is with you every step you take.” Joshua 1:9 The Message

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Haven’t I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged.

God, your God, is with you every step you take.” Joshua 1:9 The Message

 

 

 

 

 

 

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