Taking with them some of the fruit of the land, they brought it down to us and reported, “It is a good land that the Lord our God is giving us.”

But you were unwilling to go up; you rebelled against the command of the Lord your God. You grumbled in your tents and said, “The Lord hates us; so he brought us out of Egypt to deliver us into the hands of the Amorites to destroy us. Where can we go? Our brothers have made our hearts melt in fear. They say, ‘The people are stronger and taller than we are; the cities are large, with walls up to the sky. We even saw the Anakites there.’”

Then I said to you, “Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them. The Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, and in the wilderness. There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.” (Deuteronomy 1:25-31)

Fear Not

(32/365 days of Fear Not)

Sometimes situations seem impossible. Sometimes circumstances feel like they are beyond our abilities.

First, we begin to doubt.

Then, we begin to second guess.

Then, we begin to wonder if we’re even on the right track.

Then, we stop.

We reconsider.

We question.

We misconstrue what we know.

And, before we know it, we quit.

We give up.

We give up to fear and to doubt and to complaining.

We give up to what we don’t know and what we don’t think we can do.

We convince ourselves that we’ve looked at all the angles and that we’ve considered the risks and it’s just not meant to be.

We convince ourselves that it’s the right decision.

But what does God say?

In those moments when you stand on the edge of realizing your God-given dream.

When you stand in the spot between what you think and what can be.

When you stand in the in-between of lies and truth.

When you stand alone with only God.

Trust.

If He has led you to the edge.

If He has led you to the dream He promised you, the one He planted in your heart.

If you stand alone with only God.

Trust. Go. Do not be terrified.

What God calls us to do, He provides the tools and the wherewithal with which to do it.

Don’t stand on the edge of glory.

Don’t stand on the edge of glorifying God by living out your purpose.

Enter into the promise He provided for you and live out who He created and called you to be.

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