What Would You Do?

What would you do if you were certain God was going to be there?

There are several problems with this question.

First, how are you even defining what it means for God to “be there?” Does this mean if it is successful, God is there? If it’s a failure, then He’s not?

Second, is God ever “not there?”

Third, are you only making decisions based on your desires, your plans, your dreams and tying your beliefs to God in the success of those or not?

Let’s start with this basic and foundational promise: “God is with you in all that you do.” Genesis 21:22

When you finally decide to cross The Jordan, only to find yourself drowning in poor decisions and financial disparity.

God is with you in all that you do.

As you ponder the choice of leaving your job – and yes even in this economic climate – to pursue your dream of becoming a pastor.

God is with you in all that you do.

As you wallow in your current job situation, hating every minute of it.

God is with you in all that you do.

As your life is falling apart at the seams; as your mind is cluttered with what to do next; as your spouse leaves you; as your kids can’t stand you; as you struggle through addiction.

God is with you in all that you do.

Our view of whether God is with us or not is so worldly-defined, so narrow. Personally, I tend to think God is with me only in the successful times. Has he abandoned me when things go wrong?

No.

Of course, living in a life of unrepentant sin makes it much more difficult for God to “get a hold of you.” But still, He is longing to be with you. He wants to be with you. And in most cases, even in the midst of horrific sin, He is with you (the reason I say most cases is the fact that people who are living in unrepentant sin generally don’t want God around anyways).

Today, consider this: What would you do if you were certain God was going to be there and in fact, is already there? Is there a Godly dream you are being called to pursue, only you are standing on the banks of the Jordan River, uncertain of how exactly you are going to cross?

Most of the time, God requires you to take a step of faith and wade out in the water.

He’ll meet you as you cross.

Do you know exactly how He’s going to meet you? Absolutely not.

But there is only one way to find out…

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