By Matt Dawson
So how do we fit what we know of Abraham, our first father in the faith, into this new way of looking at things? If Abraham, by what he did for God, got God to approve him, he could certainly have taken credit for it. But the story we’re given is a God-story, not an Abraham-story.
Romans 4:1-3 (MSG)
A few weeks ago, I asked a few of our leaders at Journey WHY they think we struggle to abandon the story of our own lives and step into the Greater GOD-Story that He wants to use our fractures to help write. Here were some of their answers:
- Unaware of the Bigger Picture (can’t see it)
- Lack of Confidence
- Fear of Risk and Failure
- Don’t Know How to Connect Our Calling into His Story
- Busyness and Lack of Control
- Laziness and Entitlement
I think one of the greatest tactics of the enemy (who comes only to steal, kill, and destroy) is to convince us that our fractures MOVE US FURTHER AWAY from the Greater Story that God is writing in our lives.
THIS IS A LIE.
God often wants to leverage our fractures as a new beginning to launch us into a much bigger story than what we have been currently living. We cannot allow our fractures or fear to keep us from stepping into that greater story.
I hope that you have enjoyed the conversation in our church over the last few weeks about the fractures in our lives. My prayer is that you continue the conversation in your life groups and with others in your lives.
If you are experiencing a fracture TODAY, I pray that you will choose HOPE and not despair.
If you’ve been struggling to deal with a past fracture and think that it has moved you further from God, say a prayer today and choose HOPE. God is NOT finished with you yet!
In John 10:10, Jesus said “I’ve come to give life and life to the full.” May we wake up every morning on purpose and choose to live in His greater story!