What Makes You Come Alive?

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Are you living your purpose? Or you are not because you don’t know how?- HOW is the problem of the world. We depend and rely too much on intellectualism, so we question everything to determine its possibilities. But that isn’t the way God works. If God has called you to do something, all you have to do is get up and get started, but many of us would sit back and begin to question God’s word and motives. We ask questions like; How am suppose to suppose to source for the funds? How will I face the doubts of people? How will I get married? How can I ever have kids? How…how??

“How” is the reason why you are still struggling financially; you haven’t received your healing; you are still single; you are still without a job; you haven’t written a single page of your book, etc. for those of us who want to know the how of a matter before we begin, have you ever thought of what the world would have been like, if Noah asked God how, when he was asked to build the ark? What if Abraham asked How, When God said to him move out of your father’s house? Or had Joseph question God? Or David during the battle with Goliath? Or the many other people who acted in faith, and because of their actions we can experience a better life today?

“If you had permission to do what you really want to do, what would you do? Don’t ask how; that will cut your desire off at the knees. How is never the right question; how is a faithless question. It means “unless I can see my way clearly I won’t believe it, won’t venture forth.” When the angel told Zechariah that his ancient wife would bear him a son named John, Zechariah asked how and was struck dumb for it. How is God’s department. He is asking you what. What is written in your heart? What makes you come alive? If you could do what you’ve always wanted to do, what would it be? You see, a man’s calling is written on his true heart, and he discovers it when he enters the frontier of his deep desires. To paraphrase Bailie, don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive because what the world needs are men who have come alive.”  – John Eldredge

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4 thoughts on “What Makes You Come Alive?”

  1. Vincent, I like this post very much. The “how” often is a great impediment. Makes me think people should say to themselves, “Oh, ye of little faith.” Keep em coming.

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  2. The reminder of the story about Zechariah makes this so very clear. Like in Proverbs 3:5 “lean not on your own understanding.” We are to trust God, not question Him, not think we have all the answers. That great line “How is God’s department” is something I definitely needed to be reminded of. Time to pursue my dreams, take action, and not wait to find out “how” beforehand. God’s calling – it’s about time to answer!

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