Lori Schumaker is a Come With Me study leader. This #livefree girl is not just beautiful on the outside, but she’s just as gorgeous in her love for Jesus.
It’s evident that she wants nothing more than to run after Him, but that’s scary sometimes. Maybe Jesus will lead you on a difficult path, or one that you don’t think you’re ready to walk.
I love her honesty in today’s post. I think it will resonate with many of us. ~ Suzie
Have you ever thought “not me?!”
I’m not qualified.
That’s too intimidating!
What would others think?
As those whispers intently pursue my spirit, there is another more adamant than the rest.
The one repeating,”I’ve chosen you.”
This past spring, I joined Suzie in her launch team for Come With Me. I was already quite a fan of Suzie’s authenticity and love for Jesus, It drew me in. Her heart is to share with others the Jesus who has transformed her life.
No other agenda. Just love and just Jesus.
The book arrived and and I opened the first page. I was aware of the slow fade happening within me. Aware of my hesitancy to follow Him. Aware of the fear I’d allowed to take root.
It was something I couldn’t hide from or avoid. It was something I needed to address.
Right there in Chapter 1 was struck by her invitation to whisper yes where no wants to take root.
There was a time I had wholeheartedly dropped everything to follow Him. I was on fire for Jesus.
I sensed His call and there wasn’t a mountain big enough to stop me from following.
Somewhere along the way, amid the messiness of life, I shrunk back.
The mountains appeared too big and the climb too arduous. I wanted to stay in the safety of the flat shadowed land, not realizing I was missing the incomparable view that could only be found at the top.
But in the pages of Come With Me, God began to awaken my spirit once again.
He reminded me that even though following Him wasn’t always easy, it was worth it.
Following him had been hard at times, but it had changed me.
I was holding back because I feared following God would lead to a difficult destination. A destination that may hold failure, hurt, or rejection. One that wouldn’t work out as I intended or hoped.
Holding back is never the answer.
That answer only leads to frustration and unmet dreams and goals.
A better answer awaits us.
When others don’t understand, whisper yes.
When feelings of “unqualified” arise, whisper yes.
When fear creeps in, whisper yes.
Are you holding back because the idea of following Jesus terrifies you?
I know I’m not alone in this. I’ve talked with and watched as precious women have missed out on that adventure with Jesus because they allowed no to take root.
That is why I became a leader for the Come With Me On-Line Bible Study.
I believe Jesus calls each of us to a very unique journey with Him. This book, written with words sought through prayer, will push you to discover that journey to which He has called you.
I have a passion to speak hope into the lives of others. To encourage and see God’s children rising up and following Him wherever He calls. To see others becoming their best selves.
I have witnessed the work Jesus is doing as women dig deep into His truths and come together in community with this book as a guide. It’s a beautiful thing and I can’t imagine anything more fulfilling than walking alongside women as they experience Jesus and the work He does in them!
Are you joining us? I hope so!
I’m so excited as I whisper yes alongside beautiful women brave enough to jump in and follow Him! Together, we are stronger.
Together we will set fear aside and whisper yes when Jesus calls! ♥
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