We all have those big things we fear, but what about those small hidden fears that only you and God know about? You know the ones we don’t like to bring up. Yes, that one!?
Storytime: I was auditioning for a dance group at church this past week and I was debating on telling my friends about the audition. This sounds minor saying it now, but I allowed fear to grip me and paralyze my decision making or at least I almost did. Fear doesn’t always start with those large things, it creeps in as a little small thing that we deal with on a daily basis and then before you know it, Boom!? it manifested into something larger.
So, in my situation, in order to “cover” my fear, I decided I would only mention it to my friends if I made the dance group, that way we could celebrate the accomplishment ? bringing it up before, just in case I didn’t make it. #savingface
We all have those doubts about, I’m not good enough, I’m not worthy, I’m going to fail. You know that negative self talk- that we should cast down before it even forms into a complete sentence.
God showed me that what I feared the most revealed where I trusted God the least. -Pastor Craig Groeschel #thatsretweetworthy ?
But, surprisingly my devotion this week talked about fear and I remembered God’s word says, For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
And I also remembered God word says:
fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 #howsway ?
After remembering those scriptures, I realized God was with me every step of the way. Am I nervous about the audition -yes, but I’m no longer fearful because God has everything in his control.
I told my sisters and some friends before the dance tryouts about my audition because you know what they will do – cover me in prayer and encourage me. And even if I don’t make it – guess what life will go on. God is the author and has the manuscript for my life!
P.S. I didn’t make it. My sisters and I laughed about it and life, welp it went on. ?