Dare to be Creative

A concept that has been on my mind, finally being articulated.

In my relationship with God, how much does HE want me to tell HIM what I want to do in my life. Is it even “legally acceptable” for me to share these things with Him? Am I being disobedient, even if my heart’s motive is to please Him? Hear me out. For the most part, my thought process towards the concept of obedience towards God has entirely been about waiting on God for direction. But, what if He was waiting on us to tell Him what we want, then He would guide us?

This week we are being taught by Carlos Penning, a YWAM Base Director from Chico, California, and he mentioned a story that features an important aspect to the question I have been wrestling with. In the story of David and Goliath, it is interesting that David did not wait for God to tell him to approach Goliath. In this passage there is a fundamental pre-requisite to what I have been contemplating. David had already put in the countless hours seeking God, which prepared him to have no doubt about what he was to do in that situation, or what God wanted to happen. The teenager also understood the ability he had approaching Goliath, under God’s anointing. David probably even felt how Goliath was making God feel while taunting the Israelites.  He knew all these things, and out of any example, who better than the leader about whom God said, “a man after my own heart,” to look towards as an example. David had a foundational understanding of every aspect of this situation, and without hesitation he made a decision, then acted on it. And God was with him. The most important take-away: God was at the center of his motivation.

If God is at the center, will you dare to get creative with your dreams, or, is it possible for a Christian to be sitting in a pew for a lifetime, waiting on direction from God. Psalms 37:4 says, “Take delight in the LORD, and HE will give you the desires of your heart.” This is the revelation: from the beginning I was under the impression that I was directing God towards what I wanted to do in life, and these were my aspirations, but, in actuality these are God’s ideas. He was the one that put them there, I am just humbled He has included me. I know it is true, if motives are pure, it is okay to dream alongside Him. God’s resources are vast, and He is deeply concerned about your dreams and desires.

Until next time.


Carlos Penning YWAM Base Director Chico, California

Published by Anthony & Emily Huerta

My name is Anthony Huerta, I am 28 years old and grew up in West Texas. I've had an exciting, eventful life that was spurred by a tumultuous lifestyle. My choices have allowed me to see and experience many things, all of which I am fortunate for. Today, my wife and I live in Tyler, Tx on the Youth With A Mission Twin Oaks Ranch, attending the Discipleship Training School. My passion is seeing people of all different backgrounds, education levels, social classes, ethnicities and ages overwhelmed by the love of God.

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