Don’t Scratch…DIG!

I didn’t know if I had writer’s block or what…but when I went to write a blog, I had nothing. Usually, God drops a scripture or something in my spirit and I know that will be the subject of a blog. Well, I thought I had it and when I went to write about it, the words just didn’t come. The scripture was powerful and resonated in my spirit…but no words came. After a while, I closed the computer, went to bed and thought I’d rather write nothing if it’s not from God.

As I laid there a million things ran through my mind and I can’t even recall them all. I just remembered a comment a friend said in a very fleeting, simple conversation. She said, “I bet when we get to heaven we are going to realize we only scratched the surface of the life God intended for us.” I started to meditate on that sentence. We often say and sing, “The same power that conquered the grave lives in me...” but how many of us really tap into that power? How many of us truly walk in that authority?

I began to think about my prayer life, my relationships, my family, my passions, my dreams and I thought, “Lord, I want the fullness of the life you intended for me to have…I don’t want to just scratch the surface.” I want to deepen my relationship with Him, I want to be used by Him, I want to use every moment to its fullest not waste time on things that don’t matter. I want to keep eternity in mind, not the pettiness that we can get dragged into. Often, we do a great job of occupying each others’ time and energy with things that are just not important. It feels as though in this day and age, instead of respecting our differences we spend hours privately and publicly tearing each other down because of them. Everyone has a different calling and purpose in life and no two people think the same way. What’s a “no brainer” for someone, didn’t cross the mind of another. Not because they are unintelligent but simply because they don’t think the same way or haven’t experienced the same things.

Laying in my bed, staring at my ceiling feeling bad because I couldn’t find the right words to type, I found a revelation. Getting the fullness of the life God has intended for you is a personal choice. And at some point, you’ll have to make that choice. You may have to walk away from something, maybe lose a few friends and unfortunately at some point possibly be the target of someone’s frustration or bitterness. But desiring to do more than just scratch the surface of your destiny is well worth the sacrifice. No one else can grab ahold of the life God created for you…only you can do that. And I’ve heard it said, “To have what others do not have you have to do what others will not do.”

So like Romans 12:6-8 says, “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.” Whatever God has put in your heart to do…GO AFTER IT 100%, put your whole self into it because what God has promised for you is going to be far beyond what you’ve imagined it would be.

Don’t be content with scratching the surface in any area of your life, dig deep and uncover who it is God has created you to be and what it is He has created you to do. Then and only then will you be secure in the person and the calling that God has designed.

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Erin L.A. Jones

Thoughts on life, leadership and pursuing your God-given destiny!

Lysa TerKeurst

Thoughts on life, leadership and pursuing your God-given destiny!

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