Mark Affleck

I Was NOT Ready For God In Any Way

April 19, 2018
Spiritual Growth


Early in my faith walk I learned through much pain that being “ready for God” does not come from trying hard to be spiritual. It does not come from acting the way Christians are supposed to act. And it does not come from being a “good person.”

Being ready for God comes out of a “right relationship” with him to see where we are and where he wants us to go. It is being ready every day, not just at church and not just with other Christians.
And establishing that right relationship takes an INTENTIONAL EFFORT!
We put ourselves at risk when we travel through life without paying attention to the warning lights God flashes on our dashboard. How can we be ready for God if we’re not paying attention? It’s impossible.
That’s what happened to me. I didn’t pay attention to anything but making money and “getting ahead.” I had no idea that my faith walk would go nowhere if I ignored God along the way and “hoped for the best.” I learned that hard way that ignoring God meant, by extension, we would be ignoring the people around us.
We need to intentionally seek God’s interpretation and guidance. Real time. All of the time.
Otherwise, we will slip out of his gear and start navigating on our own and never know what we are running from, where we are running to, and why we are running in the first place.
Father God, keep me focused on being ready to hear you at all times. Steer me away from trying to navigate my life on my own. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Are you ready for God?
“We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.” Hebrews 2:1

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