Are You In Over Your Head?


Has God ever taught you the same lesson twice?

Well y’all, this happened to me last week.

In the midst of million-mile-a-minute days, I realized I stopped positioning myself for miracles. Those miracle-like moments you can’t explain. Moments that refuse to give fear the last word. Moments that seem to change everything. Moments that don’t just help us survive the world, but moments that help us change the world.

Subconsciously, I quit relying on God’s outcome. I began pursuing only that which I could manipulate and control. I made short-cut decisions based upon my human limitations rather than tapping into the limitless power of God.

The questions that began tinkering around in my mind were these,

Am I choosing comfort over call?

Am I playing it safe rather than living by faith?

Am I in fact, normalizing myself?”

I felt God speak directly to my heart, “You will never have the miracle moments I intend for you if you don’t take a running leap out of your comfort zone. If you don’t wade into the water and trust me, you’ll miss out on all the action. Get in over your head, grab onto me like crazy, and have faith that I will lift you up high above your fears.”

Have you ever noticed, God usually doesn’t do the lifting until the wave is about to wash over us? But that’s where faith exists. That’s where lavish abandon breathes.

So from now on my plumbline will be this.

I don’t want to be involved in anything that isn’t over my head. I don’t want to do anything that I can accomplish on my own. I want to walk the waters of the impossible. The impossible is only experienced through Christ.

This is an old lesson for me. One I used to know. One that maybe I filed away and forgot about. Maybe God wants you to know today that he has a miracle moment in store for you. Maybe he wants you to know he will turn your prayers of today into possibility for tomorrow.
 
“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him,” Philippians 2:13.
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11 Responses

08.23.11

This post spoke right to my heart and that verse is yet another that God is showing me what He wants me to do. I do not want to miss the miracle moments! Love you!

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Awesome post, Kelli and awesome new web site!!!! I LOVE it! I’m so proud of you both! Lots of hard work, but it has paid off well, my friend; furthering the kingdom in a hip, new way with beautiful truth behind your words. The Lord definitely has wonderful things in store for you – may He continue to bless your ministry to others. Much love to you and Heidi 🙂

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08.23.11

Love this…”I want to walk the waters of the impossible.” We so easily retreat to our comfort zones…but comfort zones don’t take faith. Thank you for the reminder.

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08.23.11

Oh Kelli, this was just for me!! “I don’t want to be involved in anything that isn’t over my head. I don’t want to do anything that I can accomplish on my own. I want to walk the waters of the impossible. The impossible is only experienced through Christ.” AMEN!!!

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08.23.11

I don’t want to just play it safe. I want to see miracles in my life and the lives of my family. Time to step out of my comfort zone, again. This post really speaks to me, Kelli. Thanks!
Lisa recently posted..Don’t Do ItMy Profile

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Loved this Kelli :

“Have you ever noticed, God usually doesn’t do the lifting until the wave is about to wash over us? But that’s where faith exists. That’s where lavish abandon breathes.”

Such a powerful truth, and one I think many people miss on a regular basis. God wants to stretch us, to mold us… Only when we step outside our fleshly comfort zones do we truly open ourselves to His potential for our lives.

Wonderful post!

Have a Blessed Day!
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08.23.11

Oh, I want to live in faith as well and only step out to do the impossible. I feel called to do some things that seem totally out of my range if ability or influence. It has to be God. And yet, sometimes he does humble me and ask of me to do the most menial things: things that ‘seem beneath me’ (hate those words). I think while we wait and trust, we keep serving in the lesser ways as we wait on His timing.
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I feel like sometimes I need to take a break, to stand on the sidelines and rest for a few plays before returning to the game. I think this is important, but at times the side can start to look pretty good. Thanks for an important reminder to get back into the game…
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08.23.11

Here you are!! I thought I’d lost ya’ll! Great post…love the new site 🙂

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08.23.11

We don’t like getting out of our comfort zones do we? It is uncomfortable there, I have discovered that when I am in over my head, when I am waaaay out of my comfort zone, I am in God’s will, because it is in that place of being uncomfortable that I have to rely on God, and I can’t take any of the credit for myself.

Blessings

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