Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Check It At The Door


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The sun has come up...again. I roll over still sleepy not wanting to leave the warm comfort of bed. It's tempting to stay there a little longer.

It's summer after all, and schedules are supposed to go out the window the minute that bell rings on the last day of school.

As I lay there I whisper, I'm scared Father, give me courage, strength, and wisdom to do what you want me to do today. I want to take faith steps, but they're scary. Stepping out in your head is much easier than actually doing it. If I get up, then the day starts, and some days I like to put off the inevitable.

Fear can be a stronghold. For me-it's a thorn in my flesh. It has manifested itself in different ways over the years. Now, it's trying to keep me in a place of not moving. Even after prayer and I know this is the direction that I'm being led, to write. Still, I'm scared.

He knows it, He knew before I even whispered the words, he was ready for it. Ready to comfort me and lead me through to let me know he knows.

When I finally got up I checked through my emails, I like to check the devotional ones first, and these were waiting for me. Here, here, and here. I couldn't believe it, all I could do was smile and nod my head in amazement. I was heard by God of the universe!

Why do I have such little faith sometimes? To think he would put me on a path and then desert me?

Psalm 34:7" The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and He delivers them." {niv}

God knows writing is scary for me. Taking steps to face possible rejection is unthinkable. I fight off the thoughts of doing nothing because doing nothing is safer. But He doesn't want me to do that anymore.

Psalm 27:1 "The Lord is my light and my salvation-so why should I be afraid? The Lord protects me from danger-so why should I tremble?" {niv}

 If I want to live life like a free person and want things to happen, then I have to start doing the work. He won't open doors that I don't knock on.

I was kinda hoping He would. Hoping that magically doors and opportunities would happen and I wouldn't have to put myself out there.

He's been gently saying, Alecia, it's not going to work that way, your going to to have to do your part and put your faith in me that I'm not going to let you fall.

I'm holding tight to the verses above...like a person holding onto a rescue rope let down by the Coast Guard.

And this verse, from a book I was reading earlier this week that is staying with me and won't leave me alone. So, I'm claiming it too, why not?
Ezra 10:4 "Rise up this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it."

I'm checking my fear at the door.

How about you?





Linking up today with:: WLWW, Imperfect Prose, God Bumps & God Incidences, Encourage One Another


This also day 2 of the 15 day writing challenge series by Jeff Goins. Today we take some time to dwell and meditate on the fact that we are writers. Whatever we fixate our mind on is what we tend to believe. It's not to late to join in on the fun! I'm sure you will be as challenged as I am.

15 comments :

  1. nice...we have to do that...and waiting on god to just lay things in our laps, we are only robbing ourselves the opportunity for him to do something great...if we show our willingness by putting that work in...

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    1. Something that makes perfect sense, I'm just starting to get

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    2. Alecia thank you so much for sharing. You write so beautifully; from the heart! Keep it up! I love reading your stuff. I can learn from your wisdom also. So happy I have meant you.

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  2. All the great people of faith, the ones we look up to in the Bible like Daniel, Moses, Noah, Mary, they all risked something in order to fulfill their call. Comfortable is over-rated. You can do this. The world is waiting for your words.

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  3. Thank You Lord for being so faithful to your children. Blessings..<))><

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  4. You do write from the heart my friend, I love reading :)

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  5. i love when God speaks to us, where we're at. it is so very comforting. thank you for this post, friend. bless you.

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  6. Stopping by to say thanks for visiting my blog and I am so glad I did. Love your writing. You most definately have a gift. This post is great. I so often think much of this in my own head and heart. "I'm checking my fear at the door." Love it! You have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of a sound mind. Walk in His truth over you!!

    www.CountHisBlessings.com

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  7. Dear Alecia,
    I understand this. I lived in fear for the first 25 years of my life. Fear was the theme, despite my denial of that fact. I learned, through spiritual and personal growth, that fear really is the opposite of love. I try always to move, live, act out of love. Sometimes I don't meet the bar, but I try!

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2012/06/07/art-in-some-stanzas/

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  8. there is freedom on this path. blessed boldness to you:)

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  9. Oh my ...

    I soooo get this. Praying for you, as you are obedient to His call on your life. Let's work past the fears, you and I.

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