Get Out of God’s Way

Get Out of God’s Way

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When people find out I started a coffee shop in Peru, lived on the beach in Mexico, started a church, was a judge at the Chinese National Oil Company’s speech competition, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, founded a not-for-profit leadership training organization, wrote a few books, and tons of other random things they often comment about what a visionary person I am.

Funny thing is, at any given moment while I was doing all that stuff I had pretty much no friggin’ clue what I was doing. I just stumbled into most of it while yelling, “Onward through the fog!” to myself and anyone in my general vicinity.

If you don’t believe me just ask my dad or my friend Wes. They’ve spent countless hours talking me off the ledge and convincing me things were gonna be alright and I wasn’t losing my mind.

Truth be told, whenever I come up with a really cool idea to do something, it usually flops. I’m not talking about things like whether to go to the movies or not. I’m talking about the big, life-altering things. My best plans usually fail.

So, my point here is this: You don’t need to be a mega-visionary to live an adventurous life. You just need to get out of God’s way and let him lead you.

I mean like, seriously, let him lead you. As in die to your insistence that where he leads you make logical sense. As in get your eyes off of other people, quit comparing, and walk your unique journey. Die to your pride and stay humble. Be flexible and just follow him. You don’t even have to know what you are doing when it’s happening. Just go with it.

Don’t get me wrong. This is not easy. Surrender rarely is.

But if you’ll do it I can guarantee you’ll like the results. And so will God. Because that’s really the most important thing – becoming more like Jesus as you follow wherever he decides to lead you.

Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. Matt. 16:24