Christians are always on the go, go, go, but are we going in the right direction? Sure, we have churches booming, but I can’t tell you if it’s the result of the comfortable atmospheres or a moving Spirit. What I can tell you is that the life of a Christian will not always be comfortable, especially when we do it right. If we follow God, if we live these rebel lives, things are going to get hairy. It’s part of the territory. To be rebels, we have to train ourselves to be expedient in our obedience, even when the call is inconvenient.
That’s the whole rebel portion of this.
The world will look and see that your calling makes no sense, and will recognize your rebellion by seeing you continue down that path. It might not be safe or practical, but who can deny an all-knowing God? Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that He knows the plans for us, so nothing is dangerous in the midst of the Lord. Depending on your definition of dangerous, that is.
Part of rebellion is remembering that God is not prejudiced and loves all people. Well, if He loves all people, then that also means he calls all people. Sure, everyone’s calling is different, but it doesn’t mean that God is not pulling you in some direction to use your life as a demonstration. He is continually guiding us in different ways, and you may never quite know the impact you’re making. Here’s where faith comes in. We have to be connected in the unexpected. We have to be connected to God to know that He’s got all kinds of things moving in the background.
God works all things for His good, including the stuff in and out of our control. Not every storm we go through is payback for our disobedience. Sometimes these storms just bring the rain to help other parts of our lives to grow. If we can get out of that mindset, thinking, “woe is me,” or thinking that our storm is solely because of our sin, then we can get to a new place of rebellion. We can get to a new place where we feel connected, even at a distance. If we want to be connected, we need to try and send some good connections to others.
We need to rebel against the world’s idea of who Christians are and show them the reality of who God is.
That’s a rebel with a cause.