I’m such a sucker for redemption stories. The journey of broken souls who feel lost and hopeless resonates so deeply with me. I feel it deep down in my bones, because I know that bitter darkness all too well.
It’s amazing how we “map” out our lives. As humans we categorize, plan, and label it all perfectly. That is, until God comes along and rocks the boat.
He reminds us that He is in charge…not us. And His plans for our lives surpass anything we ever imagined.
But to walk this path, His path, is never easy. It never comes without great pain and sacrifice: a dying to yourself, if you will.
“He must become greater; I must become less”
—John 3:30 (NIV)
Yet the joy that marches in and overtakes a humbled soul, is unmatched. It’s unrivaled. (<=== Tweet this.)
“But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.”
—Philippians 3:7-8 (NIV)
My heart wanders and my soul stirs, as I contemplate my steps in life. We can hold on to what we value here, with clenched fists, banking on all that we are.
Or we can bank on Him.
We can open our hands. We can surrender our lives, our passions, and our dreams to His great glory…and see what He has in store for us.
“Welcome to the edge. Run to it, don’t run from it.” —T.J. Newell (<===Tweet This.)
I’ve included a little video clip that inspired me this week. It was made by Colin Cabalka. If you can spare an extra 5 minutes to watch it, I promise it’s worth it…
(Unable to see the video? You can click here to be taken directly to the link.)
Shared by: Lisa Larson