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Roger and the Fat Man

Recently, God has put a number of things in my life that are shaping who I am in a huge way. One of those is a simple statement that a professor of mine at Liberty University used to make:

"You cannot be what you are not becoming". 

When I watch TLC and see the 900 pound man, I think to myself, "How in the world did that man get so fat?!" (the tone on that phrase should sound Chris Rock-ish). The answer is: cheeseburgers, french fries, fried chicken (mmmmm), etc. That man didn't go to bed weighing 95 pounds and then wake up the next day and weigh 950! Haha, that would be scary!

God's been ringing this phrase in my heart over and over. You cannot be what you are not becoming. It's a reminder that He has called me to something that I don't always spend time trying to become. I get side tracked. I waste time. I procrastinate. 

Steven Furtick says that when it comes to ministry, often we have a Guitar Hero mentality. Everybody wants to be a rockstar, but nobody wants to learn the chords. Many want to do something great for God, but rarely do they want to do the work of praying, reading Scripture and letting the Holy Spirit lead them. 

This is a call to the 95 pound men and women who want to be sumo wrestlers (spiritually speaking). Time to get to work!

Matthew 25:23 His master replied, "Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things."

Published on by Roger Coles.