Completely Dependent

I was a little leery at first about putting my full trust in Jesus Christ. I thought that God was sadistic, and he was waiting to torture me after I started to follow him. I was afraid that I might be tested like Job was. Now after knowing God, I found out that he is not sadistic, but he sometimes does have his children go through things in life that are anything but pleasant. Following Christ can be scary and joyful at the same time. Being able to fellowship with the creator of the universe is awesome, but when God starts taking you out of your comfort zone, it can be scary. Especially when he takes you through situations that does not make sense (at least at the present time). He took me out of a good stable job to attend a Bible college, so I would be more equipped to work with teens. Throughout this process, I have had to give up a lot of extra luxuries that comes with a job with a big paycheck. The eye opener was when we had to sell our dream house that we restored in the country (1880’s Victorian farm house on five acres). Throughout all this, God has continued to take me out of my comfort zone as he is trying to make me more dependent upon him. We cannot do great things for God unless we are totally and completely dependent upon Him in all the areas of our lives.