Recently I’ve been thinking about how I think about and feel towards my Leader, Jesus.
Currently, and for quite a while now, I feel like a warrior. I carry out the mission of our Lord with courage and faith (most of the time). I charge forward with courage and even reckless abandon. I do things that others look at and say “Wow. What incredible faith.” But I’m not alone… every church planter is a warrior to some extent! We leave secure incomes, positions, families, homes, etc. to carry out the mission of our Leader.
Everyone who is starting something, after hearing the call of God on their lives, knows what I’m talking about. Whether it’s a new business, a new ministry initiative in your established church, a new direction for your family, etc. When you leave the security of the known to charge into the darkness of the unknown for the honor of your Leader, you are a warrior.
BUT, there’s more to this life than being a warrior! As I’m reading through the Psalms right now I’m reading the words of David, a fierce and successful warrior, who was completely enchanted and in love with his God! He was an extraordinary romeo!
It’s been a while since I’ve felt “romantic” towards God. It’s been a while since I’ve felt loving excitement towards my leader. More commonly I’m taking up my weapons and charging out to fight a new battle… take more ground for my Leader… initiate more kingdom activity for His honor…
Right now I’m thinking it’s time to settle in for a bit and be a lover.
How about you? How do you balance the warrior/lover in your life?