Paralyzed in the Name of Humility
Over the years, I've received countless emails in my inbox from you. I am overwhelmed by the number of women that have clear dreams but are afraid to pursue them. My husband Zac made an interesting comment when I was discussing this with him. He casually said, "Men don't know what their dreams are and women know, they are just afraid."
I have to agree with him at least on his point about women. I think we are pretty intuitive and therefore aware of needs around us, aware of the Spirit, and aware of ourselves. We analyze ourselves constantly. So what then would be paralyzing so many of us from acting?
I know what it was for me. Fear. And I refused to sacrifice the idol of people's opinions. I was so afraid of the invisible thoughts of people.
Last night I sat with one of those friends wrestling through the tension of the call on her life and what people will think. And her fear is that she would appear self-promoting. Oh! I get that. That was mine, too. So I did nothing.
As if all of this had anything to do with us. As if our reputation mattered enough to sit on our gifts, training, and dreams that could actually help people and make God bigger.
The enemy is subtle and warps truths into lies for us. He tells us we are being humble, responsible, selfless while we are killing the thing God put us on the planet to do, that would build His kingdom.
I think of Moses when God asked Him to go and help His people. God said, My people are in bondage and I want to take them to the land flowing with milk and honey.
And all Moses heard was Me? You want Me? As if anything God was doing had a thing to do with him. God was going to do it all, and it was for His people suffering in bondage. But Moses could not get over himself! Thankfully, God used him anyway.
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What's holding you back?! What is your anchor? Life's short. Pull up your anchor and sail on, friend.
Humble and Bold: How to Love God in a World That Doesn’t begins this Sunday on Facebook Live! I can't wait to dig into the book of Daniel with all of you this month. The best part is, you can tune in from wherever you are (be sure to invite your friends)! Grab your free workbook here, then hop onto my Facebook page at 9 p.m. EST on Sunday, August 7th--and every Sunday after that this month. Looking forward to seeing all of you there!