Rollercoaster Ride

Posted by Worldview Warriors On Sunday, May 29, 2016 0 comments

by Ami Samuels

Most of us have enjoyed trips to the amusement park. There is always a “King of all Kings” rollercoaster with long winding lines we wait in to experience the thrill of the ride. In our group of friends, we always have people who are willing to stand in line and experience the ride and some that sit on the park bench holding everyone else’s stuff. Even if you fall into the riding the rollercoaster crowd you still may be apprehensive, thinking things like:
“I hope the seatbelt holds.”
“I wonder where my will is?”
“I wish I hadn’t eaten that funnel cake.”

However, the people in this group still enjoy the ride, in spite of their fears. And after the short ride is over they are ready to go again.

Let’s consider the park goers who choose to stay safely seated on the park bench. Their thoughts might be more along these lines:
“What if the seatbelt breaks?”
“What if the car goes off of the track?”
“What if I fall to my death?”

These people are paralyzed by the “what ifs.” They are so afraid of what could happen that they never leave the park bench.

We were born to LIVE!!

This is just an analogy, but the “what ifs” and fear can paralyze us from living the life God intends for us to live. Taking steps out of our comfort zone is never easy, but when taken with Jesus as our pilot, it is so worth the ride.

If you find yourself feeling like you are merely living day to day, just surviving, I would like to encourage you to try something new. If God is leading you to a new ministry or area of service, and the “what ifs” or fear are the only things standing in your way, take that step of faith and trust Jesus with the process.

Don’t let life slip by as you sit safely on the sidelines. Face your fears and enjoy the ride.

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