Sunday, March 27, 2011

Take the First Step

I am afraid of God-sized dreams. I am afraid that I won’t have what it takes to achieve a huge dream. And you know what? I won’t. I don’t have what it takes to achieve great things. When God plants a dream it will seem too big for me to do. It’s not going to be easy. I’ll have to work hard but I’ll also have to rely on Him to help me get it done. True God-sized dreams can’t be accomplished by human strength alone. They can only be accomplished by my work infused with His help. If I take out His help then I have nothing but insecurities and the fear that I will fail Him.

My challenge is not to focus on how hard the work will be or even what will happen if/when I finish. I need to focus on seeking God who promises to show up as I work and trust Him to multiply my efforts. Like the priests in Joshua’s day (Joshua 3:13), I have to take the first step into the water before it will part. Miracles happen when my feet are wet and I’m trusting my God.

Dear Lord, help me to not be afraid or discouraged by the bigness of a task at hand. I know that You will not fail or forsake me. And help me to remember that usually the joy is in the journey and not just in the end. Amen.

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