Something that God has put on my heart over the last year or two is that He has so much for us, much of which, we never actualize. Most of it, I can’t see and don’t fully understand. But, the realization that there may be more “untapped” blessings, opportunities and expressions of God that I haven’t experienced yet, has begun a journey of leaning into all that God has for me.
Getting started: Facing fears.
When it comes to God, I would venture to say that there is far more unknown than known. Humans have a hard time with change, and with letting go of control. We become fearful and start to wonder if we’ll be safe, accepted, loved, or if the changes and relinquished “control” (whatever control we delusional think we have) will work in our favor.
But God is both knowable — He invites us to uncover His mysteries and reveals Himself in all of creation [Rom 1:20] — and yet unfathomable. There are never-ending expanses of His greatness, glory, creativity and passion. His love is unending and His wisdom incomprehensible. At best, those who study God their whole lives can only claim to say, “I know God, but I am only just getting started.”
So in the face of the unknown, it is right to feel apprehension. Yet, to move towards growth, it looks like letting go of our felt-need of having all the answers or being comfortable with the outcome. As I begin my journey of leaning into all the God has for me, it looks like engaging in areas that aren’t already “normal” in my life.
For me, that looks like:
- Strengthening my “Spirit Man” (See The Spiritual Man by Watchman Nee)
- Engaging in the work of the Holy Spirit (See The Holy Spirit: An Introduction by John Bevere)
- Learning to hear the voice of God (See Is That Really You God? by Loren Cunningham)
- Learning to pray (See Red Moon Rising by Dave Roberts and Pete Greig and The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson
- Educating myself on my royal sonship in Christ (See Spiritual Slavery To Spiritual Sonship by Jack Frost and The Supernatural Ways of Royalty by Kris Vallotton and Bill Johnson
And that’s just for starters.
Leaning into what God has for me also looks like exercising simplicity, contentedness, joy, rest, social justice, fellowship, worship…
I’m just touching the surface. God has so much in store for me… and you!… that I’m just starting to understand that one of the most painful and disobedient things I can do is to not lean into him. If God has more in store for me — healings, knowledge, freedom, abundance, deeper intimacy with Himself — then why wouldn’t I lean into all that He has for me?!
How are you learning into all that God has for you? Let me know in the comments below.