Tomorrow I’ll post on self-doubt, so it’s interesting that Do It Afraid is today’s study. Wouldn’t it be awesome if doing it afraid meant we wouldn’t fail, wouldn’t have fear, wouldn’t question our abilities, and yet most of us will.
In the next few weeks I’ll speak in five churches. I promise you that at each of those events I will carry my mantra close to my heart: Do it afraid. Lord, help me to hear your voice. Lord, help me to be sensitive to the women’s needs. Lord, cover my inadequecies with your great love.
And that’s where fear subsides as I trust Him.
I’ve learned that faith isn’t about our confidence in ourselves, but preparing, praying, learning and coming alongside the work that God wants to do in and through us.
Today’s Reading: Exodus 3:1-12 ; 4:10-11; Acts 7:22
To watch on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qsmx3LDivk
1. If “do it afraid” is your mantra (your life saying), what is it?
2. Moses told God that he stuttered, and yet in later scriptures (Acts 7:22) he is described as being both powerful in action and speech. Do you believe that it was a speech problem or a confidence problem? Explain your answer.
3. Have you ever felt God moving you out of your comfort zone to take a risk? In what area?
4. What was your response?
5. What is the difference between risky behavior and taking a risk? How can you know the difference?
6. Name one area where you desire to take a risk, and write a brief prayer inviting God into the process.