But it’s better to disappoint a few people over small things, than to surrender your dreams for an empty inbox. Otherwise you’re sacrificing your potential for the illusion of professionalism.
The deep-seated way humans resist divine grace helps us understand something about the fear of love. While some people fear any love, what most of us resist is unconditional love –perfect love. The reason for this is that such love demands surrender.
“The heroic deeds of great saints do not comfort the church as much as their falls and bruises do.”
Richard Sibbes, The Bruised Reed.
It is only when I’m hooking my life to the glory and grace of God and getting my identity from him that I can truly live with singleness of focus for the long run. This is because it is only God who has the power to satisfy my heart. I was made for him. I was made to have my life shaped by an acknowledgment of his presence, a rest in his love, and an active allegiance to his purposes. When I live this way, my soul is satisfied and my heart is at rest.
Paul David Tripp, A Shelter in the Time of Storm: Meditations on God and Trouble.