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The first time I felt that God was asking me to believe in myself was crazy scary.
I had confidence in other areas. Not a lot, but enough to get by, but this? Believing that God would speak to me and ask me to step out in His name?
Not so much.
I’ve learned a lot since then and what I’ve learned took the pressure off. Woosh — yes, that’s what it felt like.
It’s not pass or fail
Stepping into the new isn’t a test. You don’t get a grade. It’s not based on whether it’s successful. That’s how people judge things.
God just asks us to do it.
My friend, Lysa TerKeurst once said, “Just showing up is half the battle.”
When we show up, we are admitting we aren’t really sure what’s going to happen, but we’re open to the adventure. We might fall on our face. We might not get a gold star, but we’re going to learn. We’re going to participate.
Stepping fully into the new that God is doing inside of you isn’t supposed to be pressure packed or “you have to do it right the first time.” It’s a simple call to experience the new. That’s the adventure.
Just show up. Be there. Be present. Wave your hand in the air when He invites you to experience deeper depths, to trust Him, to be an explorer of your own self with His help.
It’s a trust walk
You don’t know you like He knows you.
Stepping into the new is a discovery process. If you had told me years ago that I’d be a writer, I would have said, “Yep, I agree.”
If you had said I’d speak or stand in front of people in any way, I would have told you that you were crazy.
Downright, bonafide crazy. [Read more…]