Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Trusting Him With All Of It



Don't be afraid, for I am with you. 
Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. 
I will strengthen you and help you. 
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

One of my biggest challenges in pursuing my God-sized dream is fear.

When I was first asked to lead the Bible study for moms in our church, I was flat out scared. Stand on a platform and teach? I still get butterflies the size of cows thinking about the enormity of this calling.

As I prepared for our first gathering, I kept thinking that I shouldn't be afraid and looked up every verse in the Bible about fear for encouragement. 

What I realized though was that it wasn't about the absence of fear. It was more about trusting Him with all of it. Admitting that all of it is only possible by His strength. That He would give me that strength when I asked. That He could speak through me in that moment. That I need Him. That I trust Him.

So I did it scared
And God showed up big and continues to do so each week. 
From the very beginning, His hand has been all over this incredible 
group of moms that I shepherd and our time together.
I must always remember that it all begins in the moment 
when I turn it all over to God and let Him have His way in all of it. 
More of Him and less of me. 
All of Him in me and through me.

God-Sized Dreams

My friend Holley Gerth invited me to join a group of dreamers that she affectionately calls her God Sized Dream Team. What a blessing to be part of this group. 
We will be gathering each week on Tuesdays at Holley's to encourage each other and you to dream those God sized dreams.

Won't you join us?
What is your God-sized dream?

Blessings,


16 comments:

  1. I love this -- "What I realized though was that it wasn't about the absence of fear. It was more about trusting Him with all of it." I am learning to do it scared.

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    1. Oh Amy to know that we aren't alone in doing it scared. Praying for you today friend. Blessings!

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  2. Great post girlie! I've realized that I let others insecurities keep me from walking forward into my God sized dreams. They cripple me from moving forward at times because I don't want to 'step on their toes' or hurt them - like that's a valid reason from moving forward. The second thing...fear of failure. I often times hesitate until I know I've worked every angle to ensure success. Ha...like I have any control over that. :)

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    1. Oh am so there with you in the insecurities, but He does say that He works best in our weakest moments. It gives Him the spotlight to show off. And I figure that there are going to definitely be times of failure in this calling, but I hope and pray that I can pick myself up, dust myself off, learn something, and keep moving forward it it. Love you cuz!

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  3. Oh how I needed to read your post today!! Thank you for those beautiful words! I too have horrible fears I live with and sometimes It even gets in the way of my marriage.. tears rolling... I have been praying that god takes away awful thoughts I get when I start fearing... Thank you and please pray for me... Thank you so much for this post...God Bless you!

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    1. Oh sweet friend...you are on my heart today as I lift you up to Him. I too have those fearful thoughts and the best thing I can do when that happens is pull out my Bible and start reading. Have you ever read Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer? It really helped me. Blessings!

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  4. Amen, Wendy! I'm so proud of you for doing it scared. I'm loving what He's doing in you and through you. Keep up the good work, dreamer-friend! Blessings and hugs:)

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    1. Oh friend I am so proud of you as well. So excited to see Him working in you and through you. So grateful to be walking with you Mandy. Blessings and much love!

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  5. Loved this Wendy!!! Way to go... God is using you... And He so pleased with you!

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    1. Thank you so much Tonya! So thankful for your words of encouragement today. Blessings friend!

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  6. This was a really powerful read for me today...I love the perspective of not getting rid of the fear but trusting Him with it instead and going forward in His strength. Wow! Thanks for sharing...blessings, friend! :)

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    1. That was my stumbling block. Thinking that I needed to be rid of the fear when He didn't ask me to do anything more than follow Him in all of this. To trust Him. Blessings friend!

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  7. Yes... Fear was an old familiar friend to me and I too had to learn not to trust him! Do it scared... SUCH a great motto! Loved this!

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    1. Thanks so much sweet friend! Blessings!

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  8. Your post is so encouraging, you are an encourager. I am stopping by from a life surrendered link up. Thank you for sharing your heart. It's nice to know we are not alone in fearing. I fear a lot of things God asks me to, so this was comforting to know I'm not alone in this and to see that God saw you through it. Thank you!!!

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  9. Yes, yes! I know what it's like to do it scared. I call it courageously afraid. God is so faithful to meet us when we take a leap of faith, forward in the direction He is calling us. You are a beautiful woman of God and I am blessed to call you, friend. Thank you for linking-up at my place today and always sharing so faithfully! You are gift!

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