Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Faith

I think sometimes in my faith I feel like Peter from the movie “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” when Kunu is trying to teach him how to surf….

Don’t overthink things. It is not for you to figure out. If you are relentlessly pursuing God in all you do then you will know where He is leading you. If you are not then His footsteps will be harder to follow and you will be left trying to figure out what is going on.

The confusing part of the above paragraph can lie in the part about “pursuing God in all you do.” That is very hard and sometimes we don’t know if we should do this, do that, or are we trying to do too much? Sometimes we get the idea that God is going to magically put some beautiful, perfect, awesome person in our life (single people). He will…but not if you just lay there and do nothing. “You gotta do more than that…you’re just laying there. It looks like you’re boogie boarding.” Quit looking like you’re boogie boarding. God “will be your instincts.” Now “pop up” and go and follow those instincts! In this case the word follow does not mean to watch what someone is tweeting…it means to take action and physically move toward what God has put on your heart. We aren’t perfect and following those instincts will never look like you pictured it…but be “relentless” and never give up. Final thought – the more you get in His Word and pursue Him daily the clearer those “instincts” will be.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)


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