The problem with most of us these days, is that our words and actions are based on our feelings. When someone says something that hurts us, we retaliate with even more hurtful words. When someone’s opinion is different to ours, we become offended and want nothing to do with that person anymore. The problem is, we live our lives based on our feelings.
Why is it that so many people are doing so little to make a positive impact in this world. The answer can be summed up in one word: ‘Feelings’! We don’t feel like disrupting our own comfortable lives, to help others. Because truly helping other might just require us to step out of our own cosy environment, and step into something that will be confronting and painful.
You see, we are willing to give from a place of abundance, as long as we feel that it won’t affect us too much. It’s easy to give, when it’s easy to give! It’s easy to do, when it’s easy to do! It’s easy to go, when it’s easy to go. But what if Jesus used that same way of thinking? What if Jesus chose to act like us?
If Jesus based his life on what He was feeling, He would never have come to this Earth. He would never have died on the cross. He would never have loved us. His love for is not, will not, and has never found its foundation on feelings. He came to show us how to live. Why then do we choose our comfort over His calling.
If you don’t feel like running, get up and do it anyway. It’s good for you. If you don’t feel like stepping out into the unknown because you feel scared, do it anyway. If you don’t feel like committing your life to what God is calling you to do, do it anyway! Let us never allow our feelings to determine our words and our actions. Because if we do, we will live comfortable but unfulfilled lives that have no purpose.
Have a great day!