Its Monday of Tri-State week and my goodness what a busy week. Thank God for all of the volunteers who kick in so much for the success of wonderful weekends like this.
The thought for Monday is this. What is God saving you from and for?
One of the things that gets lost in the joy of being saved from something, is what am I now saved to do (for). In working with Soldiers, this is one of the most difficult things to get survivors to understand and believe. They want to focus on the event that they survived, and this for a multitude of reasons. Most of the time its survivors guilt..."Why me?" Sometimes its because the event survived becomes almost like a craving for drugs, they crave the adrenaline rush of the event.
Our traumatic events can cause us to be stagnant in the event also. They can cause us to loose trust and never reach out in faith. They can cause us to be gun shy of taking a chance. They can hold us back when we get so focused on what we have been saved from and fail to look at what we can now do.
So, what event are you hanging on to and focusing too much on the fact that you were saved from it and not enough on what you have been now given to do?