Fulcrums part 1

“Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.” (Psalm 106:3)

And I hate to sound fanatical but in spite of labeling both parties above as “blessed”, there is a world of difference between those who are “keep[ing] judgment” and those who are actively moving forward, as did Christ, and doing the things in this world—the “greater works” He refers to in John 5:20—that progress the Kingdom of God.

What is that hinge? What is that point at which you cease thinking about and praying about (and quite possibly worrying about) that which you’re called to do, and simply do it? What’s the small step the Lord is gently intimating to your heart? I find as I am merely in my early thirties that I have energy and drive and faculties and wherewithal and resources. And time. If you mix those together, assuming Christ is within, the Father’s expectation is that I would be doing what He’s put on my heart to do. Rest assured, He (Christ) is and I am. I balance my age against those older who may not have mobility, or those my contemporaries who may not have my resources. What about those who don’t have my faculties or my experience (and now I’m comparing the whole world with me, bear with me)? This isn’t about anyone but you. What is God calling you to do?

Solving for time

For me, having never completed high school, the last Goliath I had to slay was obtaining my GED. If you think about it, high school math is not that big a deal (it wasn’t) but the fear of the unknown was something I could not think my way through. I had to step, one foot in front of the other, and move forward. And while I did indeed pass, the material I covered in the months-long cram session (seriously, I cut out all my “extracurricular” activities in the week leading up to the test and solely focused on the math) spanned six years of compulsory mathematics. Quite the feat, if I do say so myself. But thank God that it was a pass/fail system because in the hour-and-a-half I had, I answered forty questions (five without a calculator). Four or five of which I guessed, hand in front of my eyes (not really, I had to see where to click) and one I left blank. I ended with almost half the time to spare and I barely edged out the score needed to see green. It was like all the aforementioned fear channeled down through the “x” variable (the unknown) and now it’s gone. And so now I can go to college. But not before taking a(nother) placement test. And there’s even a pre-placement test if I feel like continually halving the distance between me and my “education” ad infinitum. This is where I feel the aforementioned “moving forward” urge. God knows.

Solving for distance

“For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but Thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of Thy countenance, because Thou hadst a favour unto them.” (Psalm 44:3, emphasis mine)

Balance that, though, with the lesson from Deuteronomy 11:24: “Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours…” Yes, God has given you your destiny, your place in this world. He has purchased it with His Son and He holds it out for you on, not a silver but, a gold platter. It’s yours even now. But there are things to work through. Systems are in place and the people are there as well. “An innumerable company of angels” (Hebrews 12:22) too, if I may. Don’t forget your heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (the Holy Spirit, too). They’re all urging you on, wooing and drawing you to that place of beauty and joy and purpose. It’s hard, I know. It looks impossible but with Him “nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37). I’m here for you too.