The other day the girls and I were driving behind a FedEx truck when I ask them, “Do you see the arrow?” They could not see what I was talking about until I told them where to look between the “E” and the “X.” You see if you look at the FedEx logo there is an arrow pointing to the right. It is kind of hidden until someone points it out to you. When you finally see it, you will never not see it again on the next passing delivery truck.
I started to share with the girls about how God desires to show us Himself in our daily lives but sometimes we don’t have the faith to expect Him to show up or we are not open to being of service. Aubrey said you should write something on the blog about that so here it goes.
The biblical definition of Faith is found in Hebrews 11:1 NLT. It says,”Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” Not sure what you see in your life daily but when my attitude is aligned with my purpose and I am open to be of service to God, I see Him show up in the big and little moments in my life.
My faith has grown in the last few years because of how personal He is in my life. Even though I can’t physically “see” God, I “see” Him in all kinds of ways. Kind of like that FedEx arrow, once you finally see it you will always see it.
Fear is the opposite of Faith. Fear keeps me from seeing my potential and greatness within from God therefore keeping me from being used in His kingdom. Fear will kill your faith and keep you stuck where you are.
At this moment, I have been dealing with the fear of starting a business that I know God clearly showed me. When it was revealed to me, I was in prayer and conversation with Him most of the day. I laid the plans down, cried over them, gave them to Him asking it to not be about me but only from Him.
For some reason, I keep avoiding moving forward in this endeavor. While journaling the other day, God revealed to me that my fear is in entering back in the business community. I have been absent from the business community in my town for over two years now. My previous business went to the wayside as I spent the last couple of years focusing on my relationship with Christ and healing from past hurts.
It has been awesome to grow my faith and be so connected to God. Now, He is calling me to go forward with this message and something deep in me is keeping me back – FEAR!
Pastor Jay at our church was preaching on Passivity at the Loft (20 somethings) ministry last week. During his message he said, if God reveals something to you and you do not choose to move on it then you are being passive. This was so convicting to me as soon as he said it. After his talk, we moved into small groups and the exact message that God is using for my business and ministry was the verses we were to look at as a group.
WAKEUP CALL!!! I mean how much louder does God need to be for me to finally move.
So I writing today to put my “butt on the line” and get the accountability from whoever is reading this to lift me up in prayer and ask me about how I am progressing on this business endeavor. I choose to move pass the fear. I choose to have faith in what God is showing me and how He wants to use me. I choose to step into courage, boldness, and vulnerability. I choose to dedicate my time and energy to what I have been called to and I choose to accept encouragement and accountability during the process.
What is God showing you in your heart that you haven’t moved on yet due to fear? Will you see fear or will you choose to stand in faith and follow that arrow that God is pointing in a specific direction.
Many Blessings, Michelle 1Cor 6:19
This is a repost from early July 2011. I’m excited to say that the new business will be launching out next week. Being open to the way God desires it to look rather than how I see it, has created more opportunities as I work alongside of some of my most favorite people. Be on look out on our Facebook page iwokeupyesterday. Praise your Father for your timing is never late and always on time.