Be Bold, Be Confident!
God is calling me to be bold this year. I have the tendency to not take chances in life because of fear of making mistakes. God wants me to know that He’s pleased with me when I try. It doesn’t matter if I don’t do everything exactly right. What matters to God is that I know that He is there for me when my faith is low.
There were so many times when I was afraid of making a mistake that I didn’t do anything. I would say to myself things like, “What if people don’t like me?” Well, I realize that I’m human. I’m going to make mistakes from time to time.
Sometimes I’m afraid of being judged or getting laughed at, but the only thing fear does in my life is hinder me from moving forward.
What matters to God is relationships and not my performance. God knows I’m not perfect, and He’s okay with it. The problem is, our enemy the devil knows it too, and he does his best to let me know!
I can be serving God, stepping out in faith, and all of the sudden, without any justification for it, I’ll have a day when the enemy will attack my mind with fear. Now, it’s time for me to pull out God’s word and use it against the enemy.
Second Timothy 1:7 (KJV) says that, “God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love and of sound mind.”
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (NIV) says, “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
Sometimes we care about what people think of us so much that it totally paralyzes us. If we’re truthful, we will actually get more respect for stepping out in Faith and making mistakes along the way than we would by trying to hide everything, pretending we’re perfect.
I believe one of the main reasons people like to listen to me is that I sing my song, my testimony. It helps them to relax, to relate to me, and offers them hope that if I can do the things I’ve done and make it, so can they.
We need to stop living in fear of making mistakes, because we will make mistakes- period. God is not asking us not to make mistakes; He’s calling us to be BOLD and CONFIDENT in stepping out in faith, in approaching Him, and in trusting Him to lead us.