I listened to a sermon a couple of years ago in Church. It was all about how we need to get from the wide end of the funnel to the narrow end in our Christian walk. The idea is that once we reach the narrow end of the funnel, we have fulfilled all the requirements as to what a “Christian” should look like.
Sounds plausible. But what if, when we’ve ticked all those boxes as believer’s and we make our way down this imaginary funnel, we find we’re still wanting something more?
Like our hero’s in the stories we create, our external expectations are met, but our internal expectations seem lacking? We envisioned this was what God wanted. I mean, the narrow end of the funnel is where every disciple should be, right? So, why does it feel so empty? Why does it feel like we’re missing the point?
FUNNEL OR MEGAPHONE?
I believe the reason why we feel so empty inside is because the narrow end of the funnel can only fit one person, there’s no room to open your arms wide and embrace people in that tight-fitting space. There’s no room to enlarge your thinking and grow deeper in God’s love when you’re in the confinement of the narrow end. We set up boundaries and make our Christian walk rigid and stiff when we’re in the narrow end of the funnel.
I don’t think God wants that for my life and I don’t think He wants it for yours.
TURN YOUR WHISPER INTO A SHOUT!
So, what if we turned that funnel around and made it into a megaphone? What if being at the wide end of the funnel was where God really wants you to be? Where you’ll have room to grow so you can find your purpose and destiny. The megaphone can give you so much more room, room to open your arms wider to other people and show them how much God loves them.
And I’m not talking about being loud and obnoxious. Nobody wants that. I’m talking about God’s love beaming out of you. It’s about turning that funnel into a megaphone and doing something remarkable with your life.
We need your voice to shout out the truth in a world full of lies. We need your words, dear writer, to show the world how much God loves them.
If you’re living in the narrow end of the funnel, take my advice and get out of that place! Turn that funnel on its head and make it your megaphone! Shine out God’s love through it. Use that megaphone as a platform to make a difference.
Live wide and free with God because playing it small in the narrow end of the funnel will slowly suffocate the life out of you.
God made you brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous and He wants you living out your purpose and fulfilling your destiny.
So, write boldly and use your words to spread God’s love and turn your whisper into a shout!
Wendy Parker is a member of the Australasian Christian Writers Group and Christian Writers Downunder. When she isn’t shouting from the rooftops on how to discover the real you through listening to God’s voice, she lives in a quite village in the Southern Highlands in Australia, along with her wonderful husband of 23 years, her incredible adult son, her beautiful teenage daughter and one spoilt chocolate Labrador, named Rose.
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