Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Resistance is futile

Last night I was teaching a group of men incarcerated at the Osceola County Jail. As I was introducing myself one of the men spoke up and said that he was supposed to be going to Crossroads but instead wound up in jail. He said that shortly before he got himself in trouble he had received a hand written note from a lady in our congregation inviting him to church. He felt at that time that Crossroads is where he should be but he resisted and instead chose the path that led him to jail.

I wonder how often we resist the Holy Spirits leading and end up in a place much less than what God had planned for us? God wants to use you and do bigger things with you than you could ever imagine and He will, if you will let Him.

I also wonder how often we make an unforgettable difference in someone’s life without ever knowing. Whoever wrote that letter to that young man has changed him forever. At the very least he is knows someone cares and is recognizing the Holy Spirits guiding in his life.

Please pray for that young man that when he is released he will find his way to Crossroads where he can grow and become everything that God wants him to be! Our God is the God of second chances, for that young man and for you. Seek Him while there is still time.

Isaiah 55:6 “Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near”