Something popped into your head as you read that title.
What was it?
Maybe it's a change you need in your life. Maybe, it's something you need to say. Perhaps, it's a leap of faith you need to take with your career, or schooling.
Now, my second question...
What's stopping you from doing it?
Fear? Doubting yourself? Can't find your voice?
Who knows what it is, but I want this to be the moment where you stop avoiding it and face it head on!
Change is so scary. We second guess ourselves and don't want to ruin the life we've already made. We get comfortable.
And a comfort zone is a beautiful place to be in, but nothing ever grows there.
We can't let fear stop us from reaching our potential, and if you have Christ on your side, there's nothing to fear!
The Bible clearly states we should not worry.
1 Peter 5:7: Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you
Psalm 34:4: I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.
Deuteronomy 31:6: Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.
Psalm 56:3-4: When I am afraid, I put my trust in You. In God, whose word I praise — in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
As someone who used to worry about everything, that seemed to be impossible. I needed to know what was going to happen. I had to be in control. I would freak myself out over the smallest of things. It got to the point where I could barely start a conversation with someone because I would over-thinking it so much. I never took chances in life because it scared me to go out of my comfort zone. I was scared to be in the unknown. I could never just let go, and let God do His thing. I felt like I was never going to move forward in life. I was stuck in a sinking hole and I was the thing pulling me down further.
Then I heard something that changed my whole mindset,
Worry is telling God, I don't trust you, I don't have faith in your plan, I know better than you.
That rocked my world!
I realized my worry was a lack of faith in God's plan. I was so wrapped up in my own anxiety that I didn't even realize I had stopped trusting God. How silly of me to worry so much. Didn't I believe God loved me? Didn't I remember He died for me? Then why would He not take care of me now?
Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
My whole life changed, and I went from having a small, weak faith, to having a faith so strong that it could move mountains! I learned to put my trust in God with everything I do, and a funny thing happened... life got easier.
Knowing I didn't need to worry about my life because God already had it taken care of released such a heavy weight from my heart. I knew that even if things didn't work out, God had a plan. If things seemed confusing, God had a plan. If life is devastating, exciting, happy, as long as my eyes are on the Almighty, He has my back and He has a plan for my life, even if I can't see it.
And it's worked out pretty remarkably since.
So stop worrying.
Stop second guessing yourself.
Go chase that dream job.
Go do that thing that's on your heart.
God will handle the rest.
Psalm 56: 3
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
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