Have you ever been scared to do something because of the "what if's"?
God has really been trying to get it into me that He is bigger than my "what if's". He has convicted me of living in my "what if's", and for blaming him for leaving me stuck where I am.
I just need a place to start and I'm guessing you do to. Let's start with 3 reminders of God's grace.
1. God has already written the days of your life.
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. - Psalms 139:16
God loves us and gives us free will to live in faith or fear.
We must choose which one we will stand in. He knows our choice, but he is there leading us, beckoning us toward faith.
2. God has plans for your life
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11
God has plans to beckon us to Him and faith in Him. Those plans offer us hope when things are bad. When Jeremiah said those words the Israelites were in the midst of the bad. They saw no hope, but God still offered them Faith of coming Hope. He offers this to each of us too.
3. God offers grace if we step in the wrong way.
When we fail, fall down, or take the wrong path we need to come back to God. Humbly asking for forgiveness.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. - Psalm 73:26
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. - 1 John 1:9
God knows we are going to fail, but if we put our Faith in God he will strengthen us. Because of this, we know that when we fail; God offers us grace.
For His glory isn't in us failing, but us getting back up.
When you have reached rock bottom and there is no hope, there is God. God can do things no one else can providing a way out. A way to bring glory to him.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. - 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
These 3 reminders, serve us well. How, by showing us where fearless living meets grace. Because of God's love, plans and grace, we don't have to live in fear.
We can boldly follow the path He is leading us down.