Joining my friends and Lisa-Jo this morning for Five Minute Friday. If you’re new here (welcome!) the rules are simple: Write, don’t edit, link your post to her page, and then share the encouragement like wildfire. You can do that, I know you can. The prompt this week is, Afraid.
It’s been a fight these last couple of weeks, and this week in particular. The energy behind this crazy dream swells and crests, and I’ve experienced every wild range of emotion, and not known what to do with myself at times.
I’ve stared down a mountain and been shaken up a few times in my efforts to just put one foot in front of the other–and at the root of it, I know it’s been fear. I’ve battled fear for what seems like forever, and this one step, this obedience has been the ultimate showdown, faith over fear, hope and faith holding hands and keeping back the demons of self-doubt and shame.
There is a moment for all of us, when He calls us out on the line, to walk the tightrope of trust. Even though we don’t see Him, His hand holds us steady. All we have to do is believe–like Peter, when for a moment he walked on top of the water. But fear got to him and immediately, it says, immediately, he sank. And Jesus asked him, “Why did you doubt?”
That’s the question I’ve run into repeatedly this week, and God has asked it and answered it for me, by way of the blessings He has offered in return for my very weak faith. I’m still learning. Still overcoming through the strength of the Overcomer.
Tonight, I have peace, not fear, not dread, just peace. I know without a doubt, God will do what He set out to do.
I will walk on the water to Him, I will not look down–He will not fail me.
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