Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Have I Not Commanded You? (Day 5)

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We may know what we need to do but don't do it out of fear and uncertainty. We waive in what we think God is telling us because it doesn't make sense.

But does it?

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."Joshua 1:9

We are told in the Bible when God tells us something to not harden our hearts like we would have done when we were younger. (Hebrews 3:15)

But to listen and obey.

For me, so many times, I wait until others agree with me to make sure I am doing the right thing.

I deeply fear doing the wrong thing.

But God didn't whisper my dream to them He whispered it to me.

"...fear is often a confirmation to move forward than a reason to turn back on the path to our God-sized dreams."(Holley Gerth,Opening the Door to Your God Sized Dream Devotional)

As Holley goes on to explain, God wired a part of our brain called the amygdala to control our flight or fight response.

"The amygdala likes the status quo. It sees change, especially if it means stepping out of our comfort zone, as a threat because it's unfamiliar. Therefore it registers those things as something that needs a "flight or fight response" initially. In scripture, when God says, "Do not fear," it is almost always to someone already feeling fear. He helps us get past that first response and move from fear to faith. But that first fear response is often an indicator that God is asking us to step out of our comfort zone. That's why it can be part of a confirmation that he's asking us to do something." (Opening the Door To Your God Sized Dreams Devo,Ch 12)

So, what am I waiting for?

What are you waiting for?

Walk fearless, my friends


Catch up on previous posts here:: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4

Linking with:: Three Word Wed, #TellHisStory, Imperfect Prose

6 comments :

  1. Walk fearless, friend. I believe in you. Take heart ,and take courage.

    Believing ...
    ~ Jennifer

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  2. Getting over fear to do what you're supposed to do.... probably the reason for obedience, huh? I'm not always very good at obedience, but I'm trying to be better. I'm not always very good at casting my fears, anxieties, and burdens on Him, but I'm trying...It's a start. Visiting from TWW - Janet

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  3. this is wonderful. found you through Em, but discovered that you are also doing the 31 days project. this is beautiful, and i love the way you're tackling this beautiful thing of fearless brave living. <3

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  4. I love this Alecia..."But God didn't whisper my dream to them He whispered it to me." Today I think I'm struggling to hear Him and feeling a little convinced I'm hearing Him wrong. But it's trusting Him anyways right? Thanks for linking your post up for Three Word Wednesday. {hugs}

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