Monday, September 17, 2012
What If I Leave This Island?
“Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow." unknown. Isn't that the truth? Remember the scene in the movie Castaway with Tom Hanks, where he is finally leaving the island that brought so much pain? He gets so emotional cause even though it was miserable on that island, it was comfortable. The enemy can be so ruthless in feeding you and I lies that say, "What will life really be like if I do make some changes? I may be miserable but at least it is familiar." or "Is it really worth the risk of letting go of that old life on my island of dysfunction?" Those fears can not only keep us restless and sleepless, they can keep us from living. “Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin."Grace Hansen. CR not only carries us away on waves of His grace to a better life, but thru Christ, delivers us to a life of hope, freedom and living again. Fear is the enemies way of keeping us in our muck. If you are stuck on your island, your raft awaits you friend. If He can carry this old dysfunctional dude to change, he can definitely do the same for you. This is about dying to our old selves and living as a new creation in Him. "Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection & the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even though they die".John 11:25 Rodney Holmstrom