Am I living a revolutionary life right now? To be most honest, not as much as I could be. There are times when I don’t want to rock the boat; times that I want to fly under the radar; times I want to blend in more than I want to stand out because it’s comfortable that way.
But, when I chose to do what is comfortable I was left scarred and beaten. I was left laying in what could easily have been the grave of my innocence because when left unchecked, the world almost took everything from me. It nearly wrung out every drop of hope, trust, optimism, and laughter from the rag of my heart. After soaking my heart’s rag in Your living water for days, months years…I am finally starting to refill these once-distant fruits with You.
When I follow You, I am called to a different lifestyle. A lifestyle that focuses on You and not the ‘acceptable-to-the-world’ choices. I’ve been camping out in Luke for a few months. I took a challenge to read it 10 times in a row. I’m on my third read-thru and am amazed at how much I’m learning. Luke speaks my language: head over heart, lots of facts, and to-the-point. I love learning about who Jesus is and what is important to Him.
Jesus lived an eyebrow raising life. People have strong reactions to Him. There is no middle ground. People either followed Him or wanted to kill Him because of His words and actions. He did not hide behind excuses in order to keep the status quo. Instead, he spoke truth, challenged convention, and loved fiercely. The life He has called me to is not an easy life. It is a life that looks different from the world. It is a life that raises questions, causes surprise, and opposes the self.
I want the courage to live that life. I want to live a revolutionary life. I want to live a life that has people doing double-takes. I want to live a life that challenges people. I want to live a life that is illogical. I want my life to make people question my motivations. I want to live an eyebrow raising life.
I know that I, alone, cannot…will not…life that life. Only with the strength of Christ can I remove my smoke screen excuses and live in truth.