Have you ever had that fear of doing something that seemed unfamiliar or unknown? Having to do something that stretches you to the point of feeling very uncomfortable. As much as I am challenged by running, I have always been good at running the other way when I get those feelings, I come up with a million excuses on why I can not do it. I am a planner and things must make sense in order for me to move forward with them. In Proverbs 16:9 it says “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.
Well, lately I have been faced with those same feelings. He knows what my hurdles are and how I have observed from the side line. Thinking of ways to make it happen but being crippled by fear that have kept me on that side line. Today is the first day of my very first blog entry! As my hands are trembling and I keep hearing those fears screaming from the rooftop “You are not a good writer or blogger” or who is going to read your blog? Then the Goliath standing over me saying, “Who do you think you are? You’re not equipped to do this, so give up already! I keep hearing God say to me, “Just Do it”. I am reminded of the scripture in Philippians 2:13 that says, “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. This has been put on the back burner for quite sometime. However, today I decided to draw a line in the sand and say to those fears “Shut Up”. No longer will I be a spectator on the side line!
As I am typing these words I am quickly reminded what God has told me “Remember what I have called you to do, stay the course”. I ask myself, “Why would God want me to do something that truly scares me and makes me feel so inadequate?” I quickly hear, “Because I have called you to be a Carrier of Hope”. This statement silences all the voices. Makes me ponder on this scripture in Ephesians 4:12 that says, “Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This life of mine is not mine, he has placed these desires there. He is my creator and knows my steps and will equip me to take care of his people.
In this moment I have so much excitement and a sense of freedom over me, “I did it”! So today I want to challenge you “What has God put on your heart to do that you keep running the other way and on the sideline?” Step out of your comfort zone and jump over the hurdle! I promise God will be with you every step of the way! “Just Do It”.