Here are some excerpts from “Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God” by Francis Chan —
By now you’re probably wondering, What in the world does this mean for me? Should you put your house on the market today and downsize? Maybe. Should you quit your job? Maybe.
My suggestion as you think, make decisions, and discern how God would have you live is to ask yourself, “Is this the most loving way to do life? Am I loving my neighbor and my God by living where I live, by driving what I drive, by talking how I talk?
I began going into downtown Los Angeles to share my faith. I didn’t “hear God calling me” to drive downtown; I just chose to go. I obeyed.
Most of us use “I’m waiting for God to reveal His calling on my life” as a means of avoiding action. Did you hear God calling you to sit in front of the television yesterday? Or to go on your last vacation? Or exercise this morning? Probably not, but you still did. The point isn’t that vacations or exercise are wrong… but we are slow to commit to serving God…
As a result, I’ve made it a commitment to consistently put myself in situations that scare me and require God to come through.
I lived in a constant state of trying to be “devoted enough” to Him, yet I never quite made it. I knew God wanted all of me, yet I feared what complete surrender to Him would mean. Trying harder doesn’t work for me. Slowly I’ve learned to pray for God’s help, and He has become my greatest love and desire..