Take The Leap
If you’re anything like me, you know enough already to lead a good life for Christ. Sure, you’ll always be learning more about God, and constantly growing in how broad your understanding is. Certainly you’ll learn more about theology and scripture. But you already know enough to live the Christian life.
You’ve probably read books, Blog posts, and Articles. Listened to sermons. Read the scriptures, over and over and over. Maybe you’ve taken Bible classes. Maybe you’ve had mentors. You’ve most likely been to summer camps, retreats, getaways, mission trips, and conferences. You’ve been attending Sunday services, small groups, and mid-week lectures.
You already have everything you need to step into the life God has for you. Just take the leap. It’s risky, but it’s the best thing you’ll ever do.
How can you dive into that life? The life you know is before you?
Know your identity in Christ. You are loved. You are God’s. You are being conformed to His image. He already thinks of you as He thinks of Christ. Know who you follow. You follow God’s will. You don’t let the weight of the world’s ideas stop you from that. Instead, you let them feel the weight of who you are and who your God is.
Take risks. God’s way usually doesn’t involve being safe and quiet. It involves walking on water, dragging crosses, confronting leaders, standing up to armies, wandering in the wilderness with little provision, and abandoning comfort for a more powerful, kingdom-focused way of life.
So keep learning, and experiencing, and participating, and dialoguing. But also, don’t forget that right now, as you are, you are capable of living the Christian life by the power of God’s Spirit in you. So what’s holding you back? Go, therefore, and be like Jesus to the people around you, because to many of them, you’re the only expression of Christianity they see day to day.
- In fact, all that knowledge and experience aside, you have it all simply by putting faith in Christ. Remember, we’re saved by the faithfulness of Jesus Christ to God the father, not by our own knowledge, understanding, or doing. ↩
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