“Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you.”
Prior to the printing of “Affairs of the Heart,” I heard God say that one day I would be speaking in front of a group of people … and to remember they will not be coming to see me … they will be coming to hear Him speak through me.
As my 33 year vocation at that time was in the landscaping profession, the thought of this message seemed foreign and unsettling. I felt nervous and afraid to face the future if I would have to speak in front of a group.
As the time did come for me to share my faith-based journey through speaking, I realized I could only do what God instructed through faith, trust and surrender to Him.
Do you know what God is calling you to do in your life for the praise and glory of His name? Are there doubts or fears holding you back? If so, evaluate if you are allowing the Lord to lead you. Only when we let go of control and surrender our trust in Him can we accomplish things we never thought possible.
Remember … God repeatedly appeared to Paul to strengthen and encourage him. Allow the Lord the same opportunity with you.
Have a blessed, trusting, faith-filled day with the Lord.