Have you kept your New Year’s resolutions so far?? I’ve heard countless people set their goals to lose weight and to get in shape, is that you?? I didn’t really set any resolutions but I do have some pretty big goals set for 2017 and I can’t wait to celebrate when I reach them!! I want to do a quick intro for our guest blogger right now…. Joy Harrell is a lover of music, entrepreneur and singer/song writer and has reached out to me so share with you a lesson that she has been learning about fear….
When I drive my car, I am not afraid to pull out into traffic. As a matter of fact, sometimes I’m a little to confident. Lol
When I go to the dentist I trust that he knows what he’s doing before I ever sit down in his chair. I might not like it, but I trust him. Same thing for the doctor. When I had surgery a few years ago, I had complete and total confidence that my doctor knew exactly what he was doing before I let him put me to sleep. I let him cut me open! I’d say I definitely trusted him!
As I was driving my car today it dawned on me that I might actually trust my car more than I trust God. I know that sounds crazy but it’s true! When I need to go somewhere, whether it’s right down the road or 13 hours away, I get in my car without any hesitation and I go. I do this because I TRUST that my car will safely get me where I need to go.
So when it comes to going where God is calling me to go, and doing what He’s called me to do, why do I hesitate?
The only possible answer is FEAR.
Car… no hesitation. God…. major hesitation.
So, I guess I just haven’t been trusting God to get me where I need to go safely. Admitting this is very very uncomfortable. So uncomfortable that typing it out almost makes me nauseous!
I say that I trust Him and I thought that I did, but I’ve just realized that my actions haven’t been lining up with what I’ve been saying.
If I truly trusted Him, I would not be hesitating to do what He has been calling me to do. I wouldn’t worry about how things are going to work out or if my family will be taken care of. I wouldn’t worry and fret over not being good enough to fulfill His calling. I would simply get in His will and go.
I have used the excuse that “I’m waiting on God” for many years. The fact is, God has been waiting on me for many years.
(Insert repentance right here!)
The Bible says that when we wait on God our strength is renewed as the eagle (see Isaiah 41:10). To wait on God means to expect Him to do what needs to be done, to lean on and rely on Him, to trust Him.
We don’t have to be afraid of the outcome if we are trusting Him. He will not lead us into temptation or destruction. He has good plans for us!
We have got to stop letting fear keep us from doing what God has called, chosen, ordained and anointed us to do!
Today I am making a decision to trust God, to believe that He is the God of the Bible. The God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. That I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! Today, I will step out in obedience with complete confidence that my God will equip me, take care of me and sometimes even carry me to get me exactly where He wants me to be. Destination…. His will be done!
Will you join me today? I know that God has called each one of us to do something that will bring Him glory. Will you kick fear to the curb and trust in Him today? If your car can get you across the country, just imagine where the God of the universe can take you!!
Joy asks a tough question, “Will you kick fear to the curb?” I really think we can all learn from her vulnerability and facing fear. It’s not easy, but until the action changes, the reactions won’t. I’m honored to share just a piece of what Joy is learning and hope it brings value to you too! She is definitely living a Life In Purple.
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