My sweet sister,
I am afraid to tell you that it is time to put your fear behind you and move forward.
Maybe there has been a little push on your heart to do something. Maybe a certain thing has come up during your time with the Lord.
Do you find your mind wandering to something during prayer?
Do you feel that God is asking you to step out on the water? To trust Him fully and make that leap?
It's time to move, sweet sister. It's time to be brave.
When you look back on this year, what do you see? Do you think of the strength you have gained? The boldness of your heart? Or the fear that held you back? When God asks you to step out on the water, trust Him. Be brave.
Are you living convinced that God is not "all talk?" Are you living convinced that He is who He says He is?
It's time to move. It is time to be brave. It is time to trust.
I know you are afraid... being brave often means going past the borders of our comfort zone... often taking a leap forward on something God has put on our hearts.
I took a leap forward when I moved six hours away from home. I felt alone... and quite frankly, I still kind of do. Even after half a year. I remember having a pretty raw heart-to-heart conversation with God this last July when I spent my first night alone in my new apartment. I remember pleading with Him and arguing because I felt like a fish out of water. But He told me that I had to be brave... that He was going to take me far away from my comfort zone. That He was going to introduce me to a new small group, a new church, new friends, and a new job. I had to look fear straight in the eyes and move forward knowing that He was going to catch my fall. And man was I thankful that I kept holding on... what a blessing it is to be where I am today.
Loving God and following God go hand-in-hand. There is no following God without loving Him... because loving someone means sacrifice... and we so often sacrifice our desires for His. It's raw, yet so lovely.
Sister, do you find yourself struggling in this time? Do you find your mind wandering to easier times when life wasn't so unclear?
I know I do... but I also know that moving forward means being brave. Moving forward means choosing joy when we are waiting for the blessing.
Are you content with staying where you are? Or are you ready to move forward?