Keeping Your Edge

Today I’d like to challenge you with a simple question, “Are you keeping your edge?” Many of us who are called by God to a special work can easily reach a point where we “lose our edge”.

I recently did.

Those of us who are strategists come up with vision and strategy, but we’re missing something.

Those of us who are pastors come up with sermons, but we’re missing something.

Those of us who are counselors relate with people, but we’re missing something.

Those of us who are authors keep writing, but we’re missing something.

Those of us who are worship leaders sing songs, but we’re missing something.

Those of us who are servants and givers keep serving and giving, but we’re missing something.

Those of us who are reaching out keep expending ourselves, but we’re missing something.

What is it?

It’s the “edge”.

It’s that special touch that comes from a life that is in communion with God. It’s a heart that is in sync with the heartbeat of heaven.

It gives your life purpose. It gives your words power. It makes you eternally productive.

It is not a mind that consumes more of the Bible. It is not a mouth that recites more prayers. In fact, it might mean little outward change.

What is it?

It is a heart that is deeply connected with the heart of the Father and that walks in step with Him.

Father, let all weariness fall from my shoulders and allow me to encounter your heart in a fresh, life-giving way so that through my life, You would receive more glory on the earth!

2 comments

  1. Amen.

  2. Hey, I was starting to read your post and wondering if I’d agree with “the edge”, but you clinched it dead-on! How many things we substitute for this and how poor substitutes they are.

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