“So that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power.” 1 Corinthians 2:5
For such a strong-willed and confident girl…I struggle with this. I am always second guessing and trusting everyone but myself. Most times when the Lord asks me to do something it’s crazy out there. “Out there” as in sounds like the most insane thing ever. Isn’t that the case for you as well? God has a purpose for this.
I’ve learned that faith literally takes a hands off, all in, God’s power kinda deal. It’s a concept that is so hard to put into practice but when you do boy does the Lord move! I’ve experienced many hardships throughout my life and have learned to protect myself in every way; I am very independent, very cautious, and very guarded. So naturally letting go and letting God is a huge step of faith for me. I’m thankful that God knows me so well and He understands my heart. It’s not that I don’t want His best for me…it’s just that I get scared. What if He doesn’t follow through? What if it doesn’t work out? What if I’m burned in the end?
For years I have allowed my fears and failures to dictate my life. I was once a girl who loved to run – who didn’t ask questions – who jumped before thinking – who lived for the moment – who laughed just because – and who wasn’t afraid of anything. What happened to that girl? Where did she go? Truth is, she fell enough times that she couldn’t get back up again. It just hurt too much. And I began to let my fears and failures dictate my life. I wouldn’t move. I wouldn’t step forward or backward. I would stay still. Holding my heart in my hands and hiding behind a smile that wasn’t real.
But the truth is, when we rely on our own wisdom we miss the power of God. We miss the opportunity to see God work in ways that we cannot comprehend. We miss out on the healing that takes place as God leads us into new places. We miss out on the knowledge of love and grace. We miss Jesus.
The Lord definetly has me in a season of learning to step out in faith. I want people to question what I’m doing because it seems impossible or totally “out there.” I want to have no choice but to open my hands and ask God to give me His peace that surpasses all understanding. At 20 years old I told God that I wanted to be “all in.” And I meant what I prayed.
If you’re facing something that requires complete faith I want to challenge you to open up your hands and go “all in.” His power is beyond comprehension. His love is pure. His will is perfect. I’m stepping out with you and am excited to see God show up. Praying for you. xo