Jeremiah 20:9 But if I say I’ll never mention the LORD or speak in his name, his word burns in my heart like a fire. It’s like a fire in my bones! I am worn out trying to hold it in! I can’t do it!
When i was 22 years old, I received this verse as my life calling. I have a message that I believe must be shared as skillfully as possible. That is my life calling. It burns in my heart like a fire.
I have spent way too many years running from my calling, and I am weary from holding it in. I can’t do it anymore!
God wore me out. I kept making free will decisions to run away from who I am, and what I was created to do. I am so thankful that He would not let me run away too far. My decisions to run away also led to some consequences that were not so pleasant. God used them to bring me back to him. I am so thankful that he would not let me go. He wants you!
It’s a scary prayer to ask God: “I want to go deeper” or “God, give me your heart” the middle will be messy. I want to encourage you, of the glorious end point! The peace and joy of knowing you are living out your true mission on this earth! That’s a man on fire! Fire burns away the junk and things that do not matter, and it purifies and strengthens the eternal.
Don’t be afraid of the fire, because what remains is what truly matters. Don’t be afraid of the bold prayers for more!
That is who I am. My identity is not in what I do, it is in the message.
My identity is not in my success or bank account, it is in my Lord
My identity is not in my wife or kids, it is only in the words that burn in my heart
My identity is not in what anyone else on this world thinks or says about me, it is only in the good news that must go forth.