Loosen your grip! Has anyone ever said that to you? I remember I was getting ready to get on a small roller coaster (I mean small. I wouldn’t get on anything bigger). As I was moving up the line, my knees were shaking. I thought of one thousand reasons I should push my way through all the people in the back of me and run. When it was my turn to sit and buckle in the chair, my husband was telling me to relax. Now, I’m sure I would have enjoyed the ride more if I would have released my grip a bit of the pole in front of me and opened my eyes so I could see what was ahead. Nope. I clenched my way through. Let’s say that was my last roller coaster.
I’m ok with never going on a roller coaster ever again, but I don’t want to walk through my life like that. Being scared to move forward. Being scared to let go of something. At 50, I can’t remember a time in my past where I felt the most compelled to step out of my comfort zones. In the past, my thought was…..”It’s ok to be settled and comfortable and know what’s coming around the corner. There is security in feeling settled where you are.” I have a strange thought, but I wonder if those sitting around Peter in the boat when they saw Jesus walking on water in Matt. 14: 22-23 were comfortable right where they were (they were scared to death). However, Peter was the only one who jumped at the chance to jump out of the boat and walk to Jesus. For a minute all his fears where gone. Were the others thinking…”Boy, sit down.” Good old Peter, lol!
Where would we go if fear did not stop us?
Picture this, your boat is tied up at the dock, but the only way you can get to your purposes and the things that God has planned for your life is to untie the boat and drift out into the deep. A place where you can’t just put your foot down for security. A place where all you can do is trust in the results God has for your life. Believe me when I say I’m not a good swimmer. My life experience from my past has taught me that it’s better to stay in the shallow. My misguided view of myself has told me I’m not good enough or qualified enough to swim in the deep.
Honey, Girfriend, I am more than worthy of going where my God is leading me. What about you? Are you ready to loosen the grip of whatever it is that’s holding you back? Open your eyes big and read this……You are worthy of everything God has for you. You are stronger than you think because you got Jesus on your side. Your greatest blessing could be waiting for you in the deep end of life.
I dare you to pray this…God, pry my hand loose if I’m about to miss the best you have for me. We hold on to so much don’t we?
“The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?” Prov. 20:24 (ok, then:)