Does God Only Call Us To Do What's Easy?

I know we all want God to make things easy for us.  We all wish that He would only ask us to do things that are comfortable, convenient, easy.

But He doesn't.

And whether we realize it or not, we are better for it.

Many of us would never leave the comfort of our easy, convenient bubbles if God didn't require us to do so.  What do we learn in our bubble?  Nothing.  How do we grow in our bubble?  We don't.  We MUST leave our bubble in order to grow the way God desires us to grow.

Don't get me wrong.  Leaving your bubble doesn't always mean literally going somewhere.  Sometimes, God wants you to spend your money that you think you don't have to help someone else.  Sometimes He wants you to make a phone call to someone who is hurting even though you'd rather watch American Idol...and don't have DVR.  Sometimes, He does call you to literally leave and go somewhere or do something.

The path to following God isn't a wide one.  There aren't many that take it.  Those that do soon find out that the road is sometimes rocky.  Sometimes, there are bumps in the road.  While we're walking on the road, a bird might come and poop on us.  Those struggles, those trials, that doesn't mean that God didn't really call us to do what we're doing.  It just means that life is sometimes hard because we live in a sinful world.  Even when you're doing what God has called you to do.

1 comment:

Theresa said...

So true...thanks for the reminder!