A good friend of mine Isaac Tolpin was speaking at an event I attended last night, and he asked a question that really stuck with me, “What would your life look like if you didn’t fear man and only feared God?”  

The question really got me thinking… Hmm… What would the world look like if tomorrow morning all the Christians in our country woke up and magically had enough faith to “actually do” what God asked them to do?  

Think about that for a second, what would it “look like” if we actually lived out what we talk about on Sunday morning?  

A little closer to home…  

Ask yourself, “what would it look like if I had enough faith to “actually” do what God asked ME to do?”  

Wow….  

I believe that God has blessed each one of us with a unique blend of gifts and strengths that if we allow Him, He will use in powerful ways.  I know in my life I often get stuck in the trap of hesitating, sometimes just a little, when God asks me to do big things.  Why?  Why do I doubt when it matters most, why do I stop, often times at the very end!  When it comes right down to it, it’s almost ALWAYS fear.  Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of change, fear of “no” change, fear of looking stupid, fear of….(the list goes on!)  At the end of the day it’s a fear of “man” that causes that hesitation to push forward into uncharted territories.   

God calls us to fear him and him alone.   

When God does big, powerful, “impactful” things, it ALWAYS requires someone stepping out on faith without fear of man.  I would challenge you to think about how much YOU could accomplish without the restrictions and concern of what people think, what they might say, or what happens if it doesn’t work out! 

Lets find out!


-Christopher Behnke
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