Today I want to talk about FOMO (fear of missing out). We may joke around and say, “I have FOMO” and take it lightly but for some, FOMO is the very thing that is standing between them and their relationship with God. Sometimes people are afraid that they are going to miss out on life if they fully commit to God. I can tell you now, as a person who has experienced both sides of the coin, life is much better and fuller with God.
I’ve encountered people that when you talk to them about God they say something along the lines of, “I’m not ready”. The truth that is lying behind that statement in whatever form it may be phrased is that they are afraid to miss out on the things that they currently enjoy. They are thinking they have to quit everything cold turkey and possibly apply to be a missionary in some remote country when they say yes to Jesus. Nothing could be further from the truth. First and foremost, God wants a relationship with us. That’s why you hear in churches, “Come as you are”. You are encouraged to come to God in whatever form you are in.
If we take the example of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32), he didn’t wait until His life was in order before he returned home to his father. I’m pretty sure he didn’t even take a shower (although its encouraged, just saying lol). He came as he was and his father ran to him and gave him the biggest hug! Then his father got him cleaned up, dressed in nice clothes and spoke life to him in verse 24 which says, “For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.”
Coming to God just requires a made up mind. Much like how the father took care of the son and made sure he was cleaned up, our heavenly Father will do the same for us and even more. He will begin to deal with the things that hold us in bondage and start bringing us freedom. He will start breaking the chains of restraint that the enemy has put on us or that people have spoken over us. He will speak life into us and call us by our true identity as His sons and daughters.
You don’t miss out on anything worth having when you come to Christ. Your soul may struggle for a while but your spirit man will grow stronger and stronger each day. It is a supernatural transition. All we need to do is come to the Father and allow Him to do what He needs to do in us. He loves us in our current state but He loves us too much to leave us in that state. It’s like a mother when she see’s her baby in a dirty diaper. She is more than happy to carry the child and hold it, it is her baby. But she loves the baby too much to leave them stewing in their own poop. So, she will clean them up and make sure they are alright.
Some of you are like that child in a dirty diaper. Stop running away from God. Allow Him to do what He needs to do in you and for you. He is super gentle and He is kind. Come as you are. Don’t try to change your own dirty diaper so to speak. God does not expect you to do that. He is your Father and He wants to do that for you.
Trying to change our own dirty diaper is like when the apostle Paul said in Romans 7:15, “I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate.” We end up in this vicious cycle of trying to be better and ending up worse. Let God do the saving and the cleansing of your soul.
Don’t let FOMO keep you bound. There is relationships (family), life, freedom, peace, joy and so much more waiting on the other side of your “Yes” to Jesus. There is abundance of life!
Love and blessings,