Invite God In

I recently read a magazine article that has me thinking about boldness. It reminded me of how important it is to invite God into every situation we face.

Boldness to invite God in.

This story was about a couple who set sail across the Pacific Ocean on a small ship. One night a storm arose and tossed the ship about until it finally capsized, unfortunately killing the man.

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The woman said she had sensed danger though she didn’t expound, and warned her companion but he refused to listen. In the article she berated herself for not taking more power in the dangerous situation before tragedy struck. Because the man was the ‘captain’, she felt it wasn’t her place to argue too much. At one point in the article she said, “I should have been more adamant. I should have been more bold. Perhaps if I had been, the boat would not have sunk, and there would be two of us alive today.”

That would have been a great time to invite God in.

 

I’m sure you can relate on some level, although not with such dire consequences. How many times have you sensed that something wasn’t quite right in the lives of those you care about?

What is the cost of timidity?

What has being timid cost you personally? It’s something worth thinking about. Perhaps in doing so, it will enable us to avoid the same mistakes in the future. Doing so may give you more confidence that your instincts are worth listening to.

Have you thought about the rewards of being bold? Can you remember a times you DID listen to what your gut was telling you? It’s a perfect time to invite God in when you are faced with the decision to be bold or timid.

It has been said that “He who hesitates is lost” (Cato), and, “Not to decide, is to decide” (Harvey Cox).

There is truth to those statements.

Would you take the time to answer these questions and considering what it would look like to invite God in?

  • *What would you do if you were ten times bolder?
  • *When and what has it cost you in life not to be bold?
  • *What has it cost your family?

If we know the answer to those questions, and dislike what you c0me up with, then it’s time to make a change and invite God in. It could make a world of difference.

I’m not saying it’s easy. If it were then we would always invite God into the process. It may be time to make a change to invite God in no matter what comes your way but doing so will have untold affects.

 

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