Have you ever felt like you weren’t up for the task God has laid before you?
That’s where I was this morning. Broken. Discouraged. Defeated.
Etch has been a dream in the making for quite some time. And now, that God is moving it forward, I’m scared.
What if I’m not up for the task? What if I’m not good enough? What if I’m criticized or looked down upon?
I felt myself moving into a downward spiral, so I laid my worries at the foot of the cross and was reminded of this verse:
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2
Like a breath of fresh air to my soul. I was quickly reminded that this is not about me. It’s not about if I’m good enough, but…will I step aside and let God be great within me.
I will lay aside all that hinders and run this race that God has so graciously laid before me. He endured the cross for me – for my sin – and therefore, I can endure the hardships and criticism that will come from following Him. It won’t be easy. Satan wants to drive a wedge and keep fruitful followers from being affective.
How do you feel Satan is trying to discourage you? What are areas in your life that you feel discouraged? broken? defeated? Share in the comments below! Let us, as a community, pray together for victory in those areas!!
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