When God calls you out of your comfort zone, to a life of purpose, it’s understandable that your flesh wants to run away. But what if you did the opposite, and stayed?
Take it from someone who always ran, the distance still isn’t far enough to get out of the Lord’s purpose, the distance is just far enough to leave you empty. The Bible says in Proverbs 16:9 that we can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. And I truly believe that when He gives your life a purpose His plan out weighs our fleshly desires. It’s almost seems as though, if you were ever willing to live His will at one point, He holds you to it. And anytime your living out of God’s purpose, it just feel doesn’t sit right. Why? Because your life has purpose and He doesn’t want you living or believing that it doesn’t. And because you asked Him at one point to help you not live a certain way, why would He keep you living the same? If you started off with no purpose, why would He leave you that way? It’s not in God’s character to not finish what He starts and certainly not in His character to redeem someone’s past just enough but not all the way.
So before you put on your running shoes and run right out of your purpose, ask yourself this. What if I stay? What if I am just crazy enough to live out God’s purpose for my life? Believe it or not, the distance to your purpose is way closer than the distance it takes to run away from it. You have purpose because Jesus did. And maybe He knew deep down inside that you would go the distance to live it out. After all, His ways and His thoughts are so much higher than ours.