So many times I hold myself back from embracing new opportunities or trying something different because I haven’t done it before. I decide to sell myself short and limit my influence in order to stay within my comfort zone. I choose to ignore His voice and His direction because I am afraid I won’t be received.
I’m too young, I’m inexperienced, I don’t have the right personality – these are all thoughts I believe as truth instead of believing what God says about me.
Sounds a bit like Moses, a man that heard God’s voice audibly…
Moses objected, “They won’t trust me. They won’t listen to a word I say. They’re going to say, ‘God? Appear to him? Hardly!”. . . Moses raised another objection to God: “Master, please, I don’t talk well. I’ve never been good with words, neither before nor after you spoke to me. I stutter and stammer.”. . . God said, “And who do you think made the human mouth? And who makes some mute, some deaf, some sighted, some blind? Isn’t it I, God? So, get going. I’ll be right there with you – with your mouth! I’ll be right there to teach you what to say.” Excerpts from Exodus 4
But you know what? God used Moses to lead the Israelites out of slavery - a man that stuttered, that feared how he would be received and then elevated his fears over God’s voice. This is a Bible story we’ve heard time and time again – but are we applying it to our life? Are we accepting the responsibility that God has given us to speak freedom into His children’s lives? Are we trusting that He will give us the words and that He will go before us? How I wish doubt and fear wasn’t a part of so many areas in my life. That I believed the truth that He is handing to me – you are loved, you are My vessel and I will pour out My spirit through you
The worship of safety emasculates greatness
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