“Be strong and brave. Don’t be afraid of them. Don’t be terrified because of them. The Lord your God will go with you. He will never leave you. He’ll never desert you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 NIRV
What a promise! I have a bigger chance at succeeding everyday in every way when I remember this verse.
Have you ever been asked to do something that you were incapable of doing? Were you afraid? I’ve been there before! What makes a task seem so impossible and creates a sense of fear and defeat before we even attempt to do it? I believe the answer to that question is our focus. When we rely on our own ability, our focus is on us and our failure is locked up tightly in our mind because we know we are unable.
So many times I have faced impossible situations in my own strength and failed miserably only to remember that I am no longer my own, I belong to God. Father, you have called me and I have answered, “Here I am Lord!” But when you said go and do that, I froze in fear. My mind said, “I can’t!” and I allowed my fear of failure to barricade me behind what I thought was a safe place, but when I looked behind me, my enemy was there, laughing at me, taunting me.
Call me again, Lord! That I may hear Your voice and run wildly to Your arms for it is my only place of safety. You were never looking for my ability, but my willingness to obey. It’s in obedience and worship that I am able. When my eyes are on You, my ears are open to You and my heart is willing to obey, then YOUR Kingdom will come and YOUR will be done.
It’s time to put on big girl panties and stand with my Father. He trains my hands for war and my heart for obedience so that I may walk in promises fulfilled. Whats past is past, leave it and move on.