The War Within

Reading Bo’s Cafe and then Truefaced the concept of choosing between the "Performance Path" and the "Trust Path," really has stood out to me as the ultimate war within throughout life. As a non-believer I come to a fork in the road that invites me either to try harder to please God, or simply trust what He says He already did for me through Christ’s death and resurrection. Say I chose the trust path and accept that God has already declared me right with Him. Now I’m a Christian but a new fork in the road appears. Will I jump on the "Christian Performance Treadmill," and start trying harder to do all the right things and avoid all the wrong things. The performance path chews you up and spits you out and you never can perform good enough, so an image has to be created on the outside that is acceptable. The other option isl I turn onto the "Trust Path?" The trust path says, God already sees me as accepted, loved and forgiven. The trust path says, come to Me and I’ll give you rest, I’ll teach you, I’ll unfold the plan for you, relax in me, I’ve got your back, we will face this life together. As I chose the trust path and begin to mature, leadership roles open before me and with them a very similar fork in the road. The "Performance Path," drives me and says," its up to you buddy, you better make something happen." If something good happens Im proud, if it doesn’t I’m dejected. The other path says, "Trust me, I know you don’t know what your doing, all you need to do is stay really close to me, seek me, listen to my voice and I’ll show you what to do." As I head toward leaving a legacy and mentoring others I’m again confronted with the same fork. The "Performace Path," says, "look at what I’ve accomplished," and "I’ve earned the right to be heard." The "trust path" says, "Look at what He did through me." "I want to pass on to you to always choose the Trust Path. When you take a detour get back over there as soon as possible." That is all I have to pass on. Follow Him, Hear His Voice and courageously follow. The just will live by faith.


About Scott Ranck

Enjoying life with my wife Gayle and our Yorkie, Zoe boy. I've come to believe life begins when through brokenness I can embrace it fully and openly. I've learned the human drama is an adventure and all of us are made of the same stuff. The Lord is the only being who knows me fully and he has an individual educational plan of life long learning for me and I'm enrolled. This blog is all about what I'm learning.
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