Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,
and delight yourselves in rich food.
(Isaiah 55:2 ESV)
It’s been a year now, since I stepped out on faith; on what I called at the time “The Great Adventure”; walked away from a job that was lucrative by the world’s standards but was draining the very life out of my family, myself and my soul.
Recently, I was told by someone in our home group what an inspiration my wife and I were for doing this ‘stepping out on faith’ thing like we have. After all, when I decided to give my notice at work, I had nothing to go to; no back-up plan; nothing but the hope in the steps we were taking were the steps God was asking us to take. We had no idea where we were going. Only that we were being asked (told) to go.
“I don’t feel like an inspiration,” I think was my response. “ ’Cuz I have no idea what I’m doing!”
Maybe that’s the point, though.
Maybe God’s answer is, “Yeah, but I do!”
Often, what appears to be so counter to the world’s way is the exact path God is asking you to walk.
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.
“And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so my ways are higher than your ways
and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
(Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT)
Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24 NLT)