Rebel to Redeemed: Running from Destiny

Last week, I shared about my call to serve.  However, I wasn’t ready to answer that call.  I was perfectly happy with my life at that time.

Years ago I used to sing a song called casual Christian.  However, I didn’t realize this was exactly what I was.  I was living the life of a casual Christian.

So what do I mean by that?

Are you running away from your destiny?

Are you running away from your destiny?

I mean I would have professed to be a Christian.  I was a pew warmer on Sunday’s, but did not have a relationship with God.  I did not spend time in God’s word and I only prayed when I really needed something from Him.  Then I would beg Him for a blessing and expect Him to come through.  But, I wasn’t willing to sacrifice anything for Him.

Sadly, many professing Christians live this type of life.

I had witnessed the sacrifices, hardships and heart aches that those who served the Lord made.  I wanted no part of it.  I knew I was a sinner and imperfect, but I did not want to change anything.

One day while singing a song I’d performed numerous times, the words convicted my heart.  They said, “In His presence there is joy beyond all measure.  And at His feet peace of mind can still be found.  And if you have a need, I know He has the answer.  Reach out and claim it for we are standing on holy ground.”

I wanted that peace and joy that was promised in the song.  The words convicted me and I re-surrendered my life and heart to God.  However, I was still unwilling to answer the call the serve.

What I didn’t know was that I was about to meet the enemy.  God was going to have to destroy me before He could use me.

Are you a casual Christian?