I didn’t think I would continue to push myself any further after stepping out of my Comfort Zone for last month’s growth challenge but…
Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. (Psalms 37:4, 5 KJV)
These are two of my favorite scriptures in the Bible not because of the promise for eventually getting what you desire, like most people think. I love these two verses because that reminder, perfectly placed between the semicolon sandwich, is not a mistake. I know that as you mature in faith you understand that life goes through seasons but you must continue to trust him WHILE you remain obedient and you will see EVERY PROMISE FULFILLED.
Now hearing that should be enough to start a “praise party” but I’m over here nervous for what is coming up for my family. Not because danger is lurking or we are doing anything wrong but because those things promised to Kevin & I when we first wed, and even recently, are happening now and things are moving so fast. We have been going through so many transitions since the surprise arrival of kdk2 that sometimes I’m nervous to take the next step. Truth be told failure isn’t even what has me nervous it is the promise of success that has me trembling.
What has God ever done wrong that would require me to second guess his guided next step? If you said “nothing” then you’re absolutely right. I know God wouldn’t push us forward if we weren’t ready. I know I’m covered and I truly trust my husband to follow God so there is no need to be nervous or fearful throughout these transitions. I also don’t want any desire or promise unfulfilled because I failed to be obedient. I’ve already stepped outside of my comfort zone so I may as well continue to go forward in faith not fear.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV)
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control. (2 Timothy 1:7 AMP)
This is another one of my favorite scriptures and the first scripture I taught my oldest son when he was two years old. He actually includes this while he does his part in our daily family prayer time. Right before writing this blog I had to go back and ask God to forgive me for being fearful and not fully trusting him through these transitions. I also thanked him for a renewed sound mind. I refuse to miss out on anything because of doubt or fear.
God is faithful. He truly does ALL THINGS well. His plan is perfect and though he doesn’t need me, I’m glad he decided to use me. I trust him. I will remain obedient so He can trust me.
What season are you in? How are you handling your current transition? Are you truly trusting God to guide you?
Make this week magnificent,