It’s Five Minute Friday time with Kate and the sweet girls over here. We link up and write on the same word prompt. No over-thinking… just free writing for 5 minutes. Our word prompt for today is DOOR, which is pretty funny because before I knew what it was I practically wrote this post through a response to a friend just moments before the prompt popped up. So todays prompt was easy and it was pretty much a cut and paste from a comment I just wrote… thanks, Anita, my comment friend!
There have been many times I’ve had to stare fear down and walk forward in courage. It’s not always easy and I still find myself fighting through it.
Last year, my one word focus was COURAGE – choosing to go forward when my own self-talk wants to hold back. It’s choosing Courage and stepping out of the security of my own plan to follow His.
And this year my focus is TRUST – relying on the integrity, strength and ability of the One who knows the way.
In other words, I’m trusting God and I’m walk forwarding despite the fear that grabs at my ankles wanting to trip me up and keep me planted where I am.
I’m trusting that as God opens the door, or even just places me in front of the door, that I will have courage to take ahold of the door knob and open it wide.
I have often been held back by my own fear of the “what if’s…”
- What if I fail?
- What if I do it wrong?
- What if it doesn’t work?
This is where the trust comes in.
Trusting if He directed my steps to that door, it is my sign of trust in Him to go through the door and walk in with confidence believing He is directing my steps.
The Lord makes firm the steps of the ones who delight in Him; though we may stumble, we will not fall, for the Lord upholds us with His hand. (Psalm 37:23-24)
As He gives the opportunities, I am choosing to open the door and walk in. I’m going to keep trucking forward despite my fear of failing or not getting it right every time.
I’m still trusting.
Trusting Him and letting Him figure out where this whole thing will lead.
It’s not my job to figure it out. Even though I love the details and I like to know where I’m going. I’m thinking if we obey and trust Him, He’ll work out the details.
That’s what I’m going with! Anyone with me???