The past few weeks I have give the very practical instruction of making time in your schedule for prayer and devotional time with God- your most important meeting. And while many have walked away each week feeling as if a load has been lifted, others still feel conflicted so here is what I want you to consider, are guilty of keeping yourself weighed down when God has already given you what you need to move forward?
There are some individuals who are still waiting on direction from God in some areas but there are others of us that have felt a prompting from God in one way or another but have not yet moved upon what we've know to be His leading.
Let me it put it a simpler way, is it possible that the only thing holding you back from experiencing what's next for you, is you. Are you allowing fear to rob your faith and hinder your future? Fear will cause you to merely exist instead of live life to the fullest.
Maybe the fear you are facing is a personal one, afraid of not living up to your own expectations and reputation. Maybe its a fear of resources, thinking to yourself that you already don't have enough to pay this months bill let alone accepting another responsibility. Could it be a fear of disappointment or disapproval from someone, so instead of walking tall and trusting God, you choose to hide what you know is inside of you.
While some people have suggested that fear is nothing more than an acronym standing for False Evidence Appearing Real, I want to challenge that because often the things we fear are very real. However, you have to learn how to face your facts with faith. Acknowledge your fear and move forward anyway.
In Psalm 23 David acknowledged the reality that his situation was dark, however he accepted Gods truth that tells us all, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." In other words regardless of the situation lies before you, when you operate in faith knowing that God is with you, you have the ability to face the fear (Face Everything And Rise higher).
If you are waiting for your feelings to line up with your decisions, your life will always be on hold. You don't have time wait for your emotions to give you permission to be who you were created to be. Every time God tells you to do something, it’s a test of your faith. It's a matter of do you trust God or do you trust your gut? Do you trust the Word or do you trust the world?
Don't allow the enemy to distract you from the fact that God has a plan and purpose for you. You don't have time to be playing tag with the devil, #AintNobodyGotTimeForThat.
Despite how tough the situation may seem and in spite of how confusing life may get- I'M GOING TO RISE ABOVE IT knowing where my help comes from!
Psalm 121:1-8 (AMP)
1I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From where shall my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. 4 Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither slumber [briefly] nor sleep [soundly]. 5 The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade on your right hand. 6 The sun will not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night. 7 The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your life. 8 The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in [everything that you do] From this time forth and forever.
Are you willing to get out of your own way so that you can walk into your purpose? Feel the fear and go for it anyway. You've come too far to begin to look back now.
My prayer is that you continue to trust God for the grace to move forward, taking the time to seek Him and His will and watch Him work in your life.