This morning in my men’s small group Ironman we talked about the image of God and how it really determines the way we operate on a day to day basis. Right now I’ve got a little God image going on, I tend not to take risks or take the initiative on things because I’ll doubt God’s ability. It’s kind of like the young man in this Sunday’s Gospel (Mark 10), he had every intention of following God, he just couldn’t take the next step.
When it comes to finances, work, marriage, everything I need to go the extra mile and not do the minimum, it’s more than just following the rules. Here are a few of those things:
1. Eliminate any debt (mortgage and loans) and start saving like crazy.
2. Seeking out potential ministers, creating positions and replacing myself in various roles.
3. Writing, speaking and getting what I’ve learned out to other people.
Now I could say I just need to do it, but that’s not fixing what’s going on in my heart. I need to look at the images I’ve created of Him, give my heart over to Him and allow Him to work through me, so that I can take the initiative, so that I can take the risks. When it comes to allowing God to do the impossible, there really isn’t any risk, with Him everything will be okay.