Someone once said if your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough. Well I don’t like to be scared. If it takes me too far out of my comfort zone, has never been done before, or inconveniences me, it’s scary. As God and I were talking about my future and my dreams the other day, I told Him I couldn’t do all those things He placed in my heart and I gave Him a laundry list of why I couldn’t. He politely told me, “you’re right, you can’t, but I can.” Well shut me up then.
I have this uncanny ability to point out my flaws and weaknesses, which can be seen as a good quality but I use it as an excuse.
“Don’t expect too much of me because I get really nervous when I have to sing.”
“I was going to but you know I’m not big on talking to people.”
“I could have done better but I procrastinate so I just did what I could.”
I have all these weaknesses and I’ve let them dictate how I pursue my purpose. I’ve relied on my own strengths and have been wise enough to know it can’t get the job done. *cue church music* But I know a mannnnn!!!! And not only do I know Him but I’m learning to trust Him with my dreams.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 tells us that God’s strength is made perfect in weakness and through Him when we are weak then are we made strong. I haven’t always wanted God to make me strong. I enjoyed being weak with my dreams out of reach. They’re big but I can’t accomplish them so they may as well be a figment of my imagination. My dreams only become scary when I realize God can do them. I’m scared to fail, but serving a God who can do everything but fail, makes everything attainable and I realize I’m even more afraid to succeed. And if I searched the scripture a bit more 2 Peter 1:10 says if we’re sure about what God is calling us to do, we will never fall. We may stumble, we may get disappointed, we may be rejected, we may be discouraged but we will never fall. So it doesn’t matter what my dreams are or what God is calling me to, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13).
Whatever God is calling you to, do it, even if you have to do it scared. When doubt creeps in and tells you, you can’t, remind your doubt that God can.
Philippians 1:6 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: