Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Just Move -- Day 1 of Just Write













....."and he gives us the power to live, to move, and to be who we are. 'We are his children,' just as some of your poets have said." 
Acts 17:28





As I pray for God to move in me I'm recognizing that this may call me to action and action quite frankly has the ability to leave me paralyzed with fear. 

Taking up my pen and writing my heart. Fear as my mind runs wild with the "what ifs". 

What if I say it wrong and I am misunderstood?

What if speaking my heart leaves me vulnerable, transparent, and open to criticism? What if someone sees me for what I really am. Broken. Worthless. A mess. 

But what if I allow fear to immobilize me? What if I, out of fear, continue to ignore God's nudging so often that He stops whispering in my ear? What happens when I don't use His promptings, when I don't use the gifts that He has equipped me with. 

Lord, give me the ability to move. Rid me of all fear that I may follow you completely and obediently. 






6 comments:

  1. I completely understand that fear! Sometimes we just have to move forward in obedience and trust that the Lord will help us through any fallout. I know it's hard!

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  2. I'm sure He will guide your heart and hand, Laurie. When our intentions are good even our mistakes can be turned around for good!

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    1. Yes, Corinne! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I struggle with these same things... acceptance, judgment, self-criticism... fear and vulnerability.
    Be strong! I want to read this...
    btw-- love the scripture. Paul preaching at Mars Hill, a favorite!

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement, Patricia!

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