• Time To Draw A Line In The Sand

A line in the sand

At some point in our life we have to draw a line in the sand and say “that is it, I am not the man (woman) I aways wanted to be”.  I’ve drawn multiple lines in the sand and yesterday was yet another.

In Genesis 32:22-21 Jacob wrestled with God.  I’m not going to do this often but I am going to put the scripture here because I think it is important for my 1st post on this subject.  The reason being is God kept me up all night and I will win because I am submitting myself to God fully and completely.

Genesis 32:22-21

That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions. 24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. 25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. 26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”

But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

27 The man asked him, “What is your name?”

“Jacob,” he answered.

28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,[a] because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”

29 Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.”

But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there.

30 So Jacob called the place Peniel,[b] saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.”

31 The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel,[c] and he was limping because of his hip.

Ok I’m back!  

How many of us limp through life because we don’t face God or ourselves!  I’m committed to limping because I am wrestling with all my might to walk the path God puts before me!  The reason for this is I have been limping because I was trying to do it all on my own, my own way and in my timing.

The result?

I am living life well below the perfect will of God and it has taken its toll on me, my family and those around me that I love and love me.   For me it has caused stress, depression, anxiety and all this is taking a toll on my mental and physical health.

I’m not saying this for you to feel sorry for me and in fact I hate doing this publicly.  Maybe there are others out there silently suffering and I truly believe God allows us to go through things so we can serve others.  He gives us wealth to bless the world but he also gives us the story of our lives to have an impact on the lives of others.

I know many will tell me that I am doing great but I know different.  I know my heart and my heart was lost but now it is found.

I also know some will tell me not to write these types of posts because people follow me and my advise and they will think less of me. Or that it will effect my business.  Well my life and business are Gods and He will do as he pleases and what pleases him.  I’m all in!

Bottom line?

I don’t care!  I’m not perfect and don’t want to be a phony.  We all have struggles, victories, challenges, mountain tops and valleys.  Growth happens in the valley yet we all strive for mountain top experiences.

Do you want to join me on my journey through the valley I’m in right now, to the mountain tops that are sure to come and then back down to the valley and then to the next mountain top?

Then come  back!

Do you have a line you have to draw in the sand?

Then Draw it today!

Then put your seat belt on for the ride of your life!

If you want to make your line in the sand public then write it in the comments section below. Together we can move mountains and have an impact on this world.

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