We serve a great God. When we become Christians, God calls us. It is not a matter of when He might call but that He is calling us now. We can wait for someone else to answer the call or we can act because as Christians we are called into action by God. Fear grips the heart. We can let that fear hold us back from the blessings that God has stored up for us when we step out of our comfort zones and answer His call or we can be miserable, unsatisfied Christians. God will not honor that.
Blessings will come when we serve others and answer God’s call on our lives. Pain is a part of the call. We need to experience pain and heartache sometimes in order to know blessings. We cannot expect an easy road when we head on the path to following Christ’s call on us. We cannot enter into following Him with our heads in the sand. We still live in a broken world and heartaches come with living here. However, this cannot stop us from this journey He calls us to. There would be no hope or satisfaction in the life He calls us to if we just lived “safely”. There would never have been a “Via Dolorosa”.
God would never have sent His Son to earth to take up His cross and lay down His life for each of us had there been no reward. He knew the cost but still came. We are the reason. We turn and give Him our lives because of what He has done for us. It comes with pain.
This pain gives way to blessings. We are in this adoption process wholly devoted to Christ through the pain and heartache because Jesus never said “This is too hard for me.” Or “I can’t go on.” He knew the pain would come but He also knew the blessings would be poured out on us. We are nearing the end of our adoption process and we are beginning to see the “fruits” of this journey. Just the excitement alone is a blessing. We so want you to enjoy this excitement with us.
You can experience this excitement too but you need to respond to His calling. The fact of the matter is that He is calling. By responding to His call on your life says you are saying “Yes” to the pains and the heartaches while knowing that He will provide your needs and His blessings will be poured upon you. Just remember, these come in His timing. There are times when you won’t see any good, you won’t see any blessings, you won’t see any peace or hope but He is always good. This is something I have needed to remind me through this whole stepping out into following His will. That He is God and in control and is ALWAYS good! Remember this as you answer His call on your life.
You cannot focus on the sacrifices and the pain that might come; they most likely will. You and I will never be satisfied in this life if we sit on the couch and allow someone else to take on His calling because we are worried about the pain. True, we all need cheerleaders but God is calling each of us to be on the field and in His game. Pain, trials, and heartaches will give way to His blessings which will ALWAYS outweigh those “temporary moments of affliction”. We pray you will know He is good all the time and His blessings are coming your way, just hold on!