“Faithfulness to build the wall is not giving up on your dream; it’s trusting God with your dream.”- Banning Liebscher
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.”- Ecclesiastes 9:10 (NIV)
Banning Liebscher continues Chapter 2 of Rooted as he observes why many people find it hard to focus on the task in front of them. Because the test in front of us bears no resemblance to the promise, dream, or vision in our hearts. Thus, Pastor Liebscher underscores, it takes faith and commitment to trust God. For God gave us both the dream and our current assignment.
Therefore, Banning exhorts, you must realize that getting you to your dream is God’s job. Your job, in contrast, consists of the wall in front of you. Yes, Pastor Liebscher explains, he wholeheartedly believes that you should embrace and pursue the passion in your heart. However, ultimately, you’re called to be passionate about Jesus and His cause on earth, not your dream.
As a result, the author cautions, if you simply follow your passion you won’t accomplish things for God. You must show faithfulness and obedience to what God has placed in front of you. In addition, this will be tested in your life. Banning asks: Are you more passionate about pursuing a dream or following Jesus?
Pastor Liebscher reminds us – God first develops our root systems. And He does that through putting our hands to the assignment in front of us. But, a problem results with making your passion the thing that guides you. For passion can trick you into avoiding tasks you deem boring. Yet, these tasks are absolutely vital to get you to where God wants you.
In conclusion, Banning encourages:
” It’s amazing how many believers disqualify themselves and stunt their growth because they don’t just do what’s in front of them. Do what’s in front of you and do it well.”
Today’s question: What Bible verses sustain faithfulnes to build the wall in front of you? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Trying to get you off assignment”