“Crossing the Line” –

– It’s Not Always a Bad Thing…

Every Christ follower will cross the line into the “zone of uncertainty.”

The zone of uncertainty is territory where we acknowledge and trust God’s wisdom and motives in the face of nagging doubts.

Crossing the line into uncertainty feels intimidating — but when we cross, our commitment to God yields exponential accomplishment.

How do we know we have crossed the line?

We cross the line when we reject the influence of anything that hinders our relationship with Jesus.

We cross the line when we care for someone in need, jeopardizing our own well-being.

We cross the line when we adjust direction as God’s word reveals the unfamiliar path.  

We cross the line into the zone of uncertainty when we risk everything to follow Jesus.

Stepping with Jesus into this zone of uncertainty is what the Bible calls “crucifying the flesh.” We may cross the line reluctantly; or boldly; or even blindly — nevertheless, when we cross it, God forges our ordinary tasks into tools for His hands. We may cast nets like Peter or sew tents like Paul, but every minnow or stitch will be saturated with God’s anointing.   

As with Jesus’ disciples, God’s power resides in the unseen deeps of our consciousness and infuses our earthly endeavors with fulfillment.

Don’t expect kudos from people around you when you cross the line. Hold to your God-assigned mission and routines. Keep commitments quiet — and receive God’s encouragement. Nothing compares with the joy of knowing your life is a mystical component of God’s sovereignty.

Leave footprints for others to follow. The zone of uncertainty is where Jesus leads, and is the strangest, safest, most exciting realm this side of eternity.

Matt. 16:24                                                                                          

Then said Jesus unto his disciples,” If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”

One thought on ““Crossing the Line” –

  1. I really like your statement, “We may cast nets like Peter or sew tents like Paul, but every minnow or stitch will be saturated with God’s anointing.” And your last paragraph. They really gave me much to meditate on. All of it, really.

    I have been sharing each new one you write with EBBC’s Connect and Share private group.

    Sure wish you and Carol could come down for the Eugene and Doris Holcomb’s celebration on Sunday, Nov 7th.

    Sis, Mary

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