Favorite things: crazy extended family night…
It is pretty easy to shrink back in times of confrontation.
It is pretty easy to allow others to step forward and take the reigns.
However, no matter your personality or demeanor, there are times when we all need to step up to the plate and take hold of the situation we find ourselves in.
These moments are the moments that make our destiny.
But how often do we miss out because we hide, rather than engage and own the moment.
Jesus knew that the way of the cross was his Fathers mode of salvation for all of us who were to follow.
Did he want to do it?
Did he ask God to take this burden from him?
Was he afraid?
He owned it anyway. He stepped forward when most of us would have run on the other direction.
Jesus, knowing by now everything that was coming down on him, went out and met them. He said, “Who are you after?” They answered, “Jesus the Nazarene.” He said, “That’s me.” The soldiers recoiled, totally taken aback. Judas, his betrayer, stood out like a sore thumb. Jesus asked again, “Who are you after?” They answered, “Jesus the Nazarene.” “I told you,” said Jesus, “that’s me. I’m the one. So if it’s me you’re after, let these others go.” (John 18:4, 5, 7, 8 MSG)
I love the line that says ‘he went out to meet them…’
Most hero’s who are chronicled in the history books are people who have gone out to meet their moments.
Ownership of the seasons you were created to shine, is truly the making of people.
What moments are you shrinking away from that you were created for?
An opportunity to speak?
A time to sing and encourage someone?
A potential leadership position at work?
A shift to a new country for a new opportunity?
To speak up in the midst of a bully?
Own your moments dear friend.
Even when you feel completely unable to step forward, feel the fear and do it anyway.
You never know whose redemption is on the other side of your decision.
Be bold and courageous.