Friday, July 27, 2007

What if

What if you woke up and decided to live like it was no longer about you?
Loving others had nothing to do with you and your fears and insecurities.
Stepping out in faith had nothing to do with whether you might be embarrassed or fail.
Things you said were said with the other person in mind, not your own biases or frustration.
Your actions were full and free, with no hesitation due to the possibility of rejection.
What if you didn't accept that your past allows you to have those fears, biases, and hesitation?
What if you simply said, I'm going to do exactly what Jesus would do regardless of how I feel; and then you did?

I choose Jesus.


For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

11 comments:

Mikey's God Talk said...

If only we could live as you described then we would be living Christ in us, as us.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

What you wrote if PERFECT for my sermon Sunday, and I'm going to use it to close the message!

God bless you and keep on writing!

- Louie

flyawaynet said...

Mikey, is it really 'could' or 'would' we live that way.
In a way I wonder if my attempts to hold on to my fears is just because I like to make things about me.

flyawaynet said...

Louie, that's why I like to write. I have too much to say and yet I wouldn't want to do public speaking for anything in the world.
I'm glad what I wrote will spread even farther than my blog though. It's exciting.
Don't suppose you'd want to put my web address on your little marquee out front?
Yeah yeah, I didn't think so. ;)

NaNcY said...

it would be pretty interesting to live life like that, no self absorbtion, fears, insecurities, toughts of embarrassment or failure, biases or frustration, and no fear of rejection.

even if this was the case i would not expect to do what Jesus would do,but instead, what Jesus wants for me to do.

Anonymous said...

What you have written is exactly what so many of my days start off with-----but not how they end up with. When I read this, a song immediately came to mind--but I can't remember all of the words
"Lord lift me up and let me stand,
A higher place that I have found, Lord place my feet on higher ground. I want to find that higher place. Thank you again, I have found strength in your blog!

Layvon

flyawaynet said...

Nancy...you use the word 'interesting'. The word that comes to my mind is 'liberating'. Maybe that's just because I struggle with the challenge of it more than most.

flyawaynet said...

Hey Ms. Layvon :)
I don't know all the words to that song either, but the one verse I always found easy to remember was the first one:
I'm pressing on the upward way, New heights I'm gaining every day;
Still praying as I onward bound, "Lord, plant my feet on higher ground."

I AM gaining new heights. And it's just awesome.
THANK YOU for reading my blog. It's likely that your taking the time to read my blog does more to touch me, than my writing does to touch you.

NaNcY said...

i know...it seems like it is impossible to me. it would be liberating. very very liberating. to have my mind work well and still have the freedom from all the fears of the human condition just vanish. it would speed up the process considerably! it is something that i will pray about. thank you for your encouragement. love!

One Sided said...

It is a goal worth working for.

I can just almost feel the peace.

flyawaynet said...

Nancy and one-sided... I've contemplated the idea more and more since I wrote this post and along the lines of what you were saying Nancy, and one-sided saying he could almost feel the peace, it just makes me think - HOW EXCITING. Letting it go, what a relief! What all would I be able to accomplish apart from all the fears and worries. I think innumerable lives would change.