Hello Surrender Fasters. You’ve made it to the last week of fasting for Cycle 5 and what a journey it has been!
Throughout this Cycle we have studied the theme Mastering the Art of Contentment. This week however, we’re switching gears to focus discontent; Holy Discontent to be exact.
Bill Hybels, pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, has coined the phrase Holy Discontent. Holy Discontent is from God. It’s the one thing about this world you can’t stand. It might be poverty, addictions, abuse, or some other ill. Whatever the case when you see it, touch it, or get near it you can’t stand it; in fact, everything in your screams that you need to take action.
What is that for you? What is the thing you can’t stand about the world?
Our holy discontentment can come from a heartbreaking personal experience, or some injustice in the world. And it comes when you open your eyes to something bigger than yourself.
Today God is asking you to get in touch with the one thing you can’t stand anymore about this world. Don’t let the complexity of the problem overwhelm you. God is in control and that He wants to use you to bring change to this dying world.
Take Moses, He was chosen by God to rescue the children of Egypt from slavery and lead them to the Promised Land (he didn’t personally usher them into the Promised Land, but his leadership molded a Joshua who successfully crossed them over). Moses was born a Hebrew, but adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter and raised an Egyptian. However, he never forgot who he was. Despite his mistakes God used him in a mighty way!
Some of you are thinking I can’t take action. Yes you can! Where would this world be without people like Harriet Tubman, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Theresa, Gandhi, and Cesar Chavez? Like them, God wants you to use you for a mighty work. Surrender and let Him use you!
I have a passion for helping people complete their earthly assignment. I can’t stand to see a life wasted! What is that thing you can’t stand? In what way would you like to change the world? Please comment below.
With God all things are possible,
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