The thinking that brought you thus far is inadequate to lift you to the next level. What’s the key that cracks the lock and opens the door to a greater future?
I think in us all there is a desire to grow and to expand, and on the blog today, I posted well, reposted an older article I wrote about breaking through your ceiling and just some of the challenges, mostly internal ones that we face when we tried to do that. You know, you feel this cold, the pull, the tug on the inside, the strain sometimes to expand. There’s something, a yearning there on the inside to become the person that, you know, you are called to be.
And that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re cold, that you want to build an empire or conquer a continent or do anything like out in the in the stratosphere necessarily. You simply just want to become a better man or a better woman to love in a better and stronger way, to speak with more clarity, to turn up more consistently, to be more fully aligned in your words, your faith and your actions. But, you know, sometimes it’s that that that yearning to expand and that desire and that push to become a bigger person can be really hard.
You know, there’s a push back on the inside of us because there’s a status quo that reigns in our soul and wants to keep us very much within the comfort zone that we’ve become accustomed to. You know, it’s like there are these invisible behind boundary lines. And I don’t know if, but sometimes me and the kids watch these movies with spies in and things like that. And they have those kind of invisible lasers that if you go through them, it sets the alarm off.
Sometimes I think that there are invisible lasers boundaries within our own soul. And when we seek to step beyond what we deem to be acceptable or ordinary or safe, those alarms start to go off. And you know that the temptation and the pressure is to back off, to cower back into kind of our usual state, our usual way of being, our usual way of turning up. It’s like we contravene certain unspoken covenants that we make with the insecurities that have built up through the various circumstances that we’ve faced throughout our life, you know, and so expansion is not necessarily an easy thing.
And cracking the ceiling to really finally see some blue sky takes a lot of effort. But the truth is, the thinking that brought us this far is inadequate to take us to the next level. Something has to be changed. And, you know, if we are if we’re seeking God, if we’re stepping out, if we’re if we’re looking to expand and we’re acting on that desire, the mold that we presently dwell in, you know, it really can begin to feel very cramped, you know, and yet our comfort clore to keep us covered that, oh, it’s almost like they’d rather live in the know in this small world and small place and safe experience rather than face the dangers of a big world, you know, that they’ll tell us, you know, you’re going to have to show up differently and take off the painted face.
You’re going to be exposed for a fraud or a fake. You know, all of the fears that you have are going to be realised and your your failures are going to be are going to throw you under the bus for all the world to say, you know, you’re God. I’ve written here. You’ll be the poster boy for the man who tried and failed. And all of these lies really. I mean, they are lies and and yet they can sound so loud and so insistent at times that we are fearful to take the first or the next step, whatever it may be.
And all of these kind of irrational feelings, emotions, thoughts are all the time rooted in certain things that have happened through our life, because certainly when God brought us into the world, he didn’t bring us into the world wracked with insecurity. Yes, the nature of sin was. Very present. We were born in sin and we needed Christ to redeem us, but, you know, the the manifestation of that, the growth and the roots of that, really, they take root as we go through life and circumstances, we interpret circumstances is more like it.
We interpret circumstances in a way that speaks of in a negative manner about who we are as a person. And, you know, we we quarantine in this mediocrity. We quarantine behind doors of our own making, never seeking to really reach to the next level of income, influence freedom, a fire and passion. And and so, you know, in a sense, we have to defend ourselves against our own defences. You know, it’s no wonder that there’s expansion and growth game can be very tough sometimes because we are pushing against the very defences that we ourselves cultivated and that in the past may have done a very, very good job of keeping us in some manner.
You are safe from whatever was bombarding our soul. And so there’s this inward wrestling going on. And that’s why it’s so important as you seek to move forward in your creative call, as you seek to move forward in your walk with God and your work with other people, that we invite the Holy Spirit in to speak to us in a powerful way. And this is what I wrote. This was written a few years ago. And like I said, I kind of just read published it on my blog.
And I these words were written there, says Sun. The days you sat in the shadows of fear over the light of a new day breaks when you break with the lies that have held you bound. You are no longer the child who was felled all those years ago who heard the words of teachers mocking or failed in your efforts to rise. You’re no longer the slave bound to the past and chained to what you could do in your own limited strength.
I God am with you every step of this rocky way to carry you if necessary. When the going gets rough. Turning up consistently doesn’t mean turning up perfectly with your ins to fill to life on display. Sometimes, son it’s the dusty leg of the journey that inspires others the most, bringing fears to the light and to the heat of the day for all to see shrivels them in the glare of how pitiful those lies really are. Fearnot and step forward, do the work and ring a ring out the sweat of your soul on the sidewalk transitioning.
This was interesting. I love this. Transitioning from knowing to being is indeed hard to accomplish because we know certain truths. But stepping in to actually embodying those truths is another thing altogether. We want to stay in the shade of what we know. But there’s a there’s the fruit of a tree I want you to eat today that transforms its fruit, tastes better at times to a soul accustomed to hiding. But oh, so sweet. The results of trees in the inner parts.
Let me lead you with my voice each day, one step at a time. Don’t be afraid to share the journey, for my calling goes beyond this short stay. Let’s become together, not by your efforts and straining, although sometimes you will feel the wrestling to remain alone in what you call safety. But my beloved security is not found in safety. It is only found in me, my voice every day, leading the house of hearing, built on solid rock, ever expanding, ever exploring, ever growing, discovering and seeing more.
Well, thanks for listening. Hopefully it’s been an encouragement to you today. If you want to connect any further, you can do so through my website at Davidleemartin.Com. Have a great day.