Sunday, April 6, 2014

on courage

The She Reads Truth online community is for women who read the Word together, gleaning what they can from the inspired breath of God. This week's Scripture to share was Joshua 1:8-9, which I found appropriate considering where the Lord has me right now. I'm linking up with the #SheSharesTruth community to share what the Lord showed me about these words.

There are many things going on right now in my life personally that will bring about change. And while I love a new season, change can be excruciatingly difficult and frightening. This year, I prayed and talked with the Lord about what my word for the year would be. The word fearless kept coming to mind, and I adopted it as mine for 2014. I don't consider myself to be a person who is generally filled with fear, but as I have grown and gotten older, I think I have come to understand consequences of choices, thus weighing them more deliberately than I may have when I was younger.

One of my favorite stories that my dad tells me about myself as a child is one of summer bliss. He says that he watched in awe as I climbed up to the diving board at the YMCA and jumped into the 10-foot deep end, smile on my face and no doubt laughter in my throat. He thought to himself, "This girl is fearless." Being the oldest child, I've always had  fierce sense of independence and responsibility. If I don't do it, it won't get done. That's the way it is. Or at least that's what I like to think.

But God's economy is different. He says to me that it's already been done. He's already paid the price, made the way, and counted the cost. He just asks me to trust Him enough to see the fruition of His plans. What I love about the Lord is that He is constantly molding me. I think I know what is best for me until I see the way He moves. And in this Scripture, He reminds me of the importance of renewing my mind with His thoughts in order to move into the the calling He has spoken over me. Not just "the life calling" but the everyday life choices of walking with Him. And while it is sometimes scary and uneasy, it is so worth it. Because He deserves it all.

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