Today I was thinking about sonship and how it’s something that was born in us and something we walk out as we grow. It’s something that we don’t have to strive to be yet it’s a level of maturity and heightened awareness of the Father and who we truly are as sons of the living loving Father God.
This morning at church the Lord showed me something so simple, but it struck me pretty deep. We were singing a song about how God’s love is like an ocean. During the song I saw water all through the building up to my belt buckle, I was touching the top of the water with my finger tips just playing with it and worshiping Him, I knew it was the lord’s love. He told me the water will only get higher as we press into Him, as we open more of ourselves up to each other and Him.
A few nights ago I was lying in bed and a random thought popped into my head, what if I asked God what the path I’m currently on looked like compared to His? So I asked Him and then I saw a map. The best I can describe it would have to be like looking at a GPS screen after one has already punched in the destination and its showing the route to take. My path was the color green and then there was another path that was yellow right beside mine that paralleled and sometimes weaved around my green line all the way to whatever the destination was, that yellow was God’s path. I felt in my spirit the Lord say “Your path is my path. My path is your path.”
So manny young adults, and even all grown up folk, are worried if they are in the Lord’s will or not and are stuck in the “I can’t move without hearing God’s voice” mindset that they miss what God has given them…
Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely things we need to go to Jesus about and ask Him what’s up and wait for Him, but there is also times when He is waiting on us to move and do and I’ve found that that is more often than not the case. God is not a micromanager of His kids. He has plans and purposes that He places in us, but it’s our choice to walk with Him and explore those things together. He has a calling on every single life, but that calling is an invitation. He gives us freedom, He doesn’t demand and order because that’s not relationship, and He is all about relationship. It’s not His character to demand, He wants to partner with us and us with Him. We are not meant to be slaves, we are designed to be sons.
Let’s think of a dad and his son, would the father really want his son to ask him every single time he wants to go do something? No, of course not, especially if he was grown, he would say, “son, yeah it’s okay. Now for the last time, please go live your life, I want you to have fun and live it fully.”
I’ve been debating weather or not to start a blog for a few months now, I wasn’t sure it was nessesary because I post things on Facebook that I feel the Lord has layed on my heart and that that was good enough – I did my part by sharing what was in me.
I wasn’t sure about this whole blog thing because I’ve never done one before and I’m not the king of the hill when it comes to spelling or grammar and I won’t lie, I was a little hesitant about putting my thoughts out there for all to see. Maybe a little afraid that my thoughts wouldn’t matter and wouldn’t make that much of a difference or that i would say something wrong or if I would even be able to do this. But then it hit me… my words, my voice, my feelings and thoughts…. They have weight. They do matter. I am important. I am a son. I will change lives. Weather it be the Lord using me to write, speak, or just love on someone, I refuse to not make a difference by sitting back and doing nothing, by laying down and being silent….By believing those lies.
Facebook is a great way for me to express my thoughts and share things, but I feel starting a blog makes it more weighty – it gives off a more serious and profession feel to me.
My thoughts and the things Jesus puts in me need to be heard, He put them there for a reason didn’t He? I feel like I’m a pretty open person, but I want to be completely wide open to Jesus, my family, and all of the world. This world needs me.
I hope that whoever reads this feels inspired to start their own blog if they have been debating like I have. I say you have a voice and you are important, we each have something that needs to be realized and released into the earth. The body of Christ is like a giant puzzle and we are the pieces. Each piece is different and each one is so important and crucial. The big picture can not be seen unless all the parts are accounted for, the big picture starts with you.
My voice matters and so does yours. Let’s be bold, let’s be loud, let’s be seen, let us do something about it together.