Saturday, April 17, 2010

paralyzed at times

Do you ever become paralyzed by the fear of moving forward? Do you feel inadequate to do what needs to be done sometimes?

If I don't fight against this constantly, this is where I could spend a great deal of time- doubting myself and paralyzed.

God has given me great opportunities to create and to lead but the enemy loves to mess with me and tries constantly to convince me that 'I can't do it' - don't even try. By giving up we tell the world around us that "our confidence is not in God but in our own ability or I am willing to miss this tremendous learning opportunity because I am scared".

As I was thinking about this I realized that the good thing about not having a lot of earthly things to rely on like tons of education, important position or wealth, is that God can be seen much more clearly through us. We are just plain people, just people walking behind our Savior - following His leading refusing to be paralyzed by our own insecurities and fear.

Crossroads - we have been called to point our community toward God. Big evangelistic services, fancy performances, manipulative passionate invitations will not lead them to God. YOU must! Let your neighbors and co-workers see your journey and tell them when given opportunity what He means to you. Our community is desperate to know there is more than this daily existence that leads no where...desperate. No matter how unworthy, how unprepared or whatever inadequacy you may have - He will use you in ways you never imagined.

To remain paralyzed is a choice - you must MOVE!

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