The next writing prompt in “God is My Happy Place” is
“On a scale of 1 to 10, how brave do you feel today?”
Today? Well, I probably feel about a 5 or 6.
I usually don’t feel that brave. I hate confrontation and I’m usually nervous about starting something new.
My flesh would have me stay at home and never do anything. But as I know God’s love more and more I am more willing to step out in faith. I do have to do my part and step out, yet have faith that God will be there for me. He has everything prepared for me, if I follow Him. Not losing focus on Jesus as I step out onto the water.
I also started thinking how this would help me with the things that we are dealing with right now. Am I brave enough to not eat something even when I want it? Am I brave enough to not spend money on things I don’t need? Am I brave enough to step out in faith and believe that God has it all under control? Am I brave enough to do things differently?
The answer to all of those questions is no. Not on my own. I have to have God and all that He is. The older I get, some things become easier, but some things become harder. I am starting to get set in my ways and I don’t want to get stuck, so I have to trust God in order to make some changes.
Lord, I need you every moment of every day. I cannot do this without you. You are my strength and courage. You are my protection. You go before me and prepare the way. Yet you also walk with me. You surround me. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
I thought the song “You Make Me Brave” by Bethel Music was the perfect addition to this post.