A View of the Box

I have a box.  I am part of a worship planning team at my church.  I love my church.  I love my role (as an Elder and a creative).  My role is to help others see outside the box & gently guide them outside of the box.  I like that role.  But what happens when God calls me to step outside my box.  Will I obey?  Will I argue with Him & say that's not my role.  He knows my role.  He has guided that role.  What would your answer be?  What was my answer?

Yes

Currently, my church, is experiencing a different kind of season.  What that means is that God is calling others to fulfill new roles right now.  He is challenging us to step outside our comfort zones (our boxes).  For me, He pushed me way outside my comfort zone – I mean – we are talking like time zones outside of my comfort.  You may be asking yourself what did God call me to do?  He asked me to. . .

teach His flock.

Not just in a bible study, but to. . . preach.  You know, like, in front of a lot of people – like about 175 people.  I have to say that I wrestled with this.  This is a huge responsibility.  You aren't giving a good luck speech.  You are dealing with people's eternity.

As I sit on the other side of the box – having walked through a passage and helping facilitate worship; I have to say that I'm glad I stepped out in faith.  When we step out of the boat (like Peter), fix our eyes on the Savior, and ask Him to speak to His flock — we suddenly become a vessel — an instrument of the Father.

I remember waking up on Sunday morning and feeling this overwhelming sense that the Spirit had something to say to His people.  As I was getting ready, I was overcome and began weeping.  I thought it might be the realization of what was about to happen, but it wasn't.  It was the Spirit preparing me for worship.

I thought the box was the same on all sides – inside and out; however, I was wrong.  When you step outside the box, in a simple act of faith, your view of the box takes on a whole new perspective.  If He calls you to step outside the box, I recommend you take the step.

What boxes has God called you to step outside of?

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