Beth Moore you have once again chipped away at what's eating me.
Deep down in my heart of hearts, in the deep dark places of my soul, I am afraid that God is a taker and not a giver.
Beth, why is it that whatever I am feeling, comes out in your study. For instance; you say, "Sometimes when you want to go on the ride of your life with Jesus, you have to let go of where you are right now." (or somehing like that, ok, I'm not the fastest note-taker ever...) and this: "what is keeping us from the ride of our lives with God?
Ok, so, yes. I maybe having a hard time letting go of somethings. Well, like, income for instance, a house, schools for my kids...etc.
And another thing: Abraham didn't know beforehand that he wasn't going through with Isaac on the alter. But we do.
Hindsight is always 20/20. That's hard for me to put into perspective...how would I have handled the situation? Probably not without much screaming and falling on my face before God, and whining, and pouting, and generally carrying on like a spoiled brat!
POW!! Thunk! Arrow, swift to the target. Bull's eye!
That's the problem right there. I'm afraid of the test. I'm afraid that God is a taker, not a giver. I'm afraid that the path He has called us to walk will require too much of me. Oh, my! There's another one! I'm afraid that I will be pulled, literally, out by the roots. Asked to leave home, asked to move, asked to downsize, asked to transition.
Why can't we just BE!! For goodness sake? Change is hard and I don't like it.
So, Beth, since you seem to have a twitter acount with God, ask Him what He's doing...'cause, I don't have a clue.