GET OUT OF THE BOX!
Have you ever been put in a situation where all your insecurities were brought to the surface at one time? Do you ever feel so incredibly unqualified for the calling that it becomes a battle to break through the bombardment of fear and you feel like you want to run and hide? Yeah... I've been there!
The good news is, that's not an option! There's no plan B with God. When we make up our minds to serve Him and sign the eternal YES to His will, there's no turning back! As we choose to obey His calling and press forward, no matter what spiritual, physical and mental battles we are facing, we will win and the rewards on the other side are incredible! I know how easy it is to remain in our comfort zone. Think of the opportunities you'll miss out on if your life remains focused on your own needs and your comfortable box with 4 sides of what seems like protection, never venturing out to obey and fulfill His desires! That comfy box is actually a cage that stunts your growth and prevents you from becoming all that He has called you to be! Let’s face it, change is never comfortable because it’s different from what we are used to, but different can be absolutely amazing when it’s experienced hand in hand with Jesus, fully surrendered and trusting in His anointing to accomplish…well…ANYTHING!
Fear can be paralyzing…and though I absolutely appall pride, we need to make sure our humility isn’t actually insecurity. The enemy can put a bow on it and wrap it up so pretty that we think that believing we are nothing is a good thing. Well, it is if you also realize that you can do ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST JESUS WHO STRENGTHENS YOU! If He called us to it, He will supply all we need to accomplish it!
Guess what!? Your calling has absolutely nothing to do with your looks, age, talent, position, contacts, marital status, weaknesses, or strengths but everything to do with His work within you! Don't give up! Keep pressing forward! He will give you the strength and ability to overcome your obstacles as you fulfill His plans for your life!!
Philippians 1:6 (KJV) Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
Philippians 2:13 (AMP) For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfill your purpose] for His good pleasure.
Philippians 4:13 (NKJV) I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Zechariah 4:6 (NAS) Then he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts.
Galatians 2:20 (NKJV) I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.