Jumping Off the Fence

I think there are many of us sitting on the fence . . . trying to decide if we are going to jump off.

If you are like me, you know that God is calling you to live different, spend different, act different. Yet, we are looking around waiting on someone else to do it first.

By nature, we just want to fit in. We don’t want to stand out. We don’t want to be obvious. We want to blend in.

However, God has called us to shine. When you shine, you will stand out. When you choose to live the way God has commanded us too we are going to look different.

At first, this may feel lonely, awkward, embarrassing and even strange. Actually, those feelings might not ever change or go away. I think when I am being the most obedient, I have felt the loneliest. Following God means going against the ways of the world. That can be lonely and it can be disheartening. But soon you will find that others who are longing to live the way God has commanded will begin to show up. God is faithful in providing others to do this life with and these will become the most precious of friendships.

Maybe God is calling you to be one who jumps off the fence.

How are  you responding to that call?

P.S. For those of you sweet friends that have commented on the blog – I have responded to most of you with a reply on the site but if you haven’t clicked to receive an email with responding comments, you haven’t seen them. Thanks for all your sweet words of love and encouragement. I love each of you!

2 thoughts on “Jumping Off the Fence

  1. This is so true Kasey. The call to be different than those around me is sooo great. However what a true statement that it is a lonely road. I so often wish I had even one friend in my neighborhood or church that felt the same way I do. Not the case. I will continue daily to jump off the fence and fight my flesh and it’s desires. I will continue to seek God and His righteousness and rest in His peace.

    Thank you for this reminder today and your boldness. It is an encouragement to hear that I’m not crazy and that your life of obedience to God is hard too.

    I found great comfort in the following scripture from my quiet time this morning.
    Philippians 4:4-9
    4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
    5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
    6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
    Meditate on These Things

    8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

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