We are incapable of crafting holy. So why do we clench so tightly to carry the weight of it?
No matter where the Lord has you, no matter what opportunities—tragic, joy-filled, or otherwise—He’s provided for you to cling tight and serve at His feet, but you can’t do it of yourself.
Why? Because a holy calling isn’t holy because we work hard, catch a break, or self-discipline; it isn’t a holy calling because we make it so. It’s made holy by the One who calls. So in our schemes, dreams, and the work of our hands, if we leave Christ behind, we choose to leave the holy behind too.
He invites us in that we might participate and allow ‘His’ plan and Holy work in and through us—not for us to take over the reins.
So when you find yourself weary in life and ministry, wrought with slumped shoulders, perhaps you’re taking ‘holy’ under your own charge. Perhaps you’ve forgotten it’s only by grace you stand part of His call.
Let’s let Him do what He does and take this rusty ole’ life of ours for an unfathomed ride. He’s driving and He knows the way. Let’s willingly scootch across that hot sticky seat over to the passenger side, thankful just to be along for the spin. Let’s rest, gaze out the window, feel the breeze of grace, and watch in eager trust. You don’t have to drive to participate in a wildly beautiful ride.