Get Out Your Feelings and Into Your Heart
Updated: Sep 15, 2019
This past weekend, some friends in my youth group and I attended The Lift Tour in Columbia. Now before I share with y’all what I took from it, you need to know the mindset I went in with. I was all pumped up on the first week of 2019, but not so much the next three. You see, the closer I get to God, the less expectations I have for my life, so sometimes I’m not all that sure on what God is calling me to do or where I need to go. You’ve got to be careful with that though, because I made the mistake of listening to the world and not to Him.
The world says that you don’t have enough money. The world says that you’re not ready, you don’t have enough time. The world says that there is so much hate and harm, that people just can’t be genuinely happy, the world doesn’t allow it. You know what? I’m done listening to the world, because MY God, YOUR God, is bigger than any reason that this world could come up with. As David Nasser said this weekend, God doesn’t need your permission to initiate His plan.
"And I am certain that God who began the good works within you, will continue until it is finished on the day when Jesus Christ returns."
Before this conference, I was making decisions based off of my emotions. I’m going to be honest with you, I lost my spark for a minute. Just because God doesn’t give us an extra day out of school or another life changing Christian concert to go to, doesn’t mean we have the right to show Him any less attention. Being a Christian is not an emotional decision, it’s not something you only practice when you’re fired up. It’s when you believe God is still good even when your situation is not. It’s when you stand up to whatever is telling you to sit down.
I can preach and preach on this and you can nod your head and say amen all you’d like, but have you truly been tested, and passed? Go check out Job’s story in the bible, it isn’t easy. I don’t think you can really get to know our Lord and Savior without getting angry and confused with Him because I’d be worried if you did understand everything He did. But when you do get angry and confused, how do you bounce back? Do you run away into the devil’s arms or do you go into the night worshiping God, knowing He is faithful. Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose, and yes I did just quote the TV show, Friday Night Lights, good stuff.