If there’s one thing the Bible tells us, it’s to fear not and to be of good courage (Joshua 1:6). For the Bible records that God has not given us a spirit of fear but power, love and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). If these things are true, which they are, why do we see such a huge fear pandemic within the Body of Christ?
One thing I have learned over the past several years as God is growing and stretching me is that fear, if not overcome by faith, has the propensity to paralyze and rob you of your destiny and purpose.
As I write, I think of all the great things God has told me to do and how instantly I begin to get the ‘me-itis’. It instantly became about me. Me me me! My short comings, insufficiencies, lack of knowledge, and etc. I begin to think of all the reasons I CAN’T do as God called me to do instead of reminding myself that I can do ALL THINGS thru Christ that strengthens me (Philippians 4:13).
Over the past several weeks, I find myself being reminded that when God gives you instructions, many times it will seem impossible and even illogical. It may even have you questioning if you heard from God correctly.
I don’t have all the answers as I am learning myself how to walk by faith and not by sight. However, I want to take the opportunity to help somebody- including myself. Whatever God called you to do, DO IT! The purpose on your life supersedes you and will bless many! As I heard a Pastor say this weekend, if you’re waiting for the perfect set up in your life to take place first before doing the will of God, you’ll be waiting forever.
You were not created to sit down on your gifts, talents and purpose. God is calling some of you to come up higher. It scares you because doing so requires you to step out of your comfort zone. It requires a leap of faith and believe it or not, that’s just where God wants you! He wants you totally dependent on Him to where you are seeking His face for the next move and instruction. God has called for us to walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). Can you see why? Because that is the only way to truly please the Lord.
It’s time for you to step out of your comfort zone and to do the will of God concerning your life. There’s not enough sex, drugs, degrees, parties, shopping or etc that can fill that void you feel. In all actuality, once you take a step of faith and do the will of God, you will find that you have so much fulfillment doing so. Why? Because you are finally operating in your purpose.
Let’s encourage one another to continue this race because at times it can get hard. However, there is a prize that awaits those that endure. At the end, my ultimate desire is to hear from Jesus, “Well Done! Thy Good and Faith Servant”. That statement alone hints that there is going to be a few challenging bumps along the way, however because of your faithful to whatever God told you to do, you have pleased God!
Let’s overcome fear with faith knowing that God will meet us where we are and provide the next piece of instruction— but you must first step out on faith. May this encourage you and bless you in Jesus name; Amen!
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