Another Wasted Opportunity

There I was, lying in bed at the end of another day. Another day of not stepping out and doing what God had put on my heart to do. Another day of wasted opportunities.

“I’ll do it tomorrow,” I whispered to myself. But that day passed, and so did the next and the next. Days turned into weeks, weeks into months, and sadly, those months turned into years.

I was not stepping out and doing what I knew God wanted me to do. I made an excuse after excuse and allowed everything else to distract me, instead of trusting God for the strength, wisdom, and opportunities to follow through with what he wanted.

I was allowing my own selfishness and fear get in the way of what God wanted to do. I was making the things of this world a priority instead of the things of God. I was not investing in the lives of the people around me, and there was no excuse. I was not being obedient. Instead, I was being selfish.

Luke 6:46 says, “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”

Yikes! How many times have I done that? I don’t always follow what I’ve been told. I don’t always use the gifts God has so graciously given me to reach other people.

How can I call him Lord when I do not do what he says?

We need to be doers of the word. James 1:22 says, “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

It’s time to step up and step out in faith.

Has God placed something on your heart that you’ve been running from or afraid to step out into? I pray that you have the courage to follow after the call. You have been given gifts that God is longing to use. Trust him and watch him do an amazing work in and through you. Let’s step out together. You’re not alone!

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