Which is worse: the pain of change or the pain of never changing? –Joyce Meyers
Recently I read that statement and I realized she was on to something. How many times have we chosen to stay somewhere because we were afraid to move? For those of us that have a heart for Jesus, we find ourselves not wanting to step out, because we are so afraid of making the wrong decision. We wait and we wait, waiting for God to move. However, God says, “I know your waiting on me, but my beloved, I am waiting on you.”
We are so afraid of making a mistake that we don’t move at all. Friends, I really believe that if we want all that God has for us, we are going to have to step out where it is a little uncomfortable and even a little scary. After all, that is where the blessings are!
The Word says that, “without faith it is impossible to please Him.”
Hebrews 11:6. We have to have faith that God is going to carry us. Even, if we do make a mistake, it will be perfected in Christ Jesus.
Recently I was speaking to a mentor and she asked me what I was afraid of. I simply said, “I am afraid of making a mistake.” She says to me, “Why is it that when we were in the world we are not afraid to say or do what we want, but somehow when we come to Christ we are so afraid, we don’t move to do anything.”
Friends, you can’t live in fear and have the kind of life God wants for you. Sometimes, your destiny is going to cause you to step into places that are not comfortable. Don’t be afraid of making a mistake, if you do, it won’t be wasted. God wastes nothing. Everything will be perfected for HIS glory. Here’s something else I learned recently. When blessings come to you SUDDENLY and things begin to happen very quickly. You’re left wondering how it could be happening? Now God can certainly provide a Suddenly without any effort on our part. But more times I have found that it was out of the intimacy with Him that prayers were answered. Intimacy was designed to produce life. Even in the natural.
Your suddenly, has been delicately crafted from the very first time you spoke it out loud and asked God for it. It’s just your prayers are now bearing fruit. God does answer our prayers and sometimes it takes a while and sometimes its suddenly. But if you have been asking God for change in your life, remember, change produces growth, and growth requires stretching.
Although it may be temporarily painful, for you to be all that God created you for, it is going to mean allowing Him to make changes in your life. Even when your flesh says, “this hurts, I don’t understand.” Those changes will always require trust and faith. Be blessed my friends and know that God loves you too much to let you stay the way you are. As you step out in faith God will lead you into incredible things.—