This morning as I brushed my teeth, the phrase, "When God moves, do you?" popped into my head.
Last week an influencer contacted me about working on a collaborative project. Yikes! I've never done what they want me to do. Out of fear, the unknown, lack of ability, it would have been easy for me to say, "Thanks for thinking I could tackle this project, but no thanks."
But in our conversation, I felt God moving. So I tentatively committed but then spent the weekend in prayer, consulting with trusted advisors, and researching.
As I read through a book on the topic, fear turned to excitement. And then the writer said, "It's a gift."
Tears welled up in my eyes; God gave me the answer I needed to move forward through that one-word gift.
Gift is my word. I love it. It's a word I live by every day. I'm a daily gift giver!
Don't get me wrong; I still have doubts. And to date, this will be the biggest project I've embarked upon, but as my husband so eloquently stated, "Stephanie, this is one of those moments you don't want to look back on and wonder what would have happened if you would have taken on this project. Have no regrets."
I knew I married that guy for a reason! He's a man of few words, but when he speaks, I better listen, as it's going to be good.
So today, friend, if you see God moving in your life, but what he has laid at your feet seems too big and too scary, go to Him in prayer and take the first step of faith. What I've discovered over and over again is that when God moves, and then I move, a whole new world I never could have dreamed for myself opens up. But He requires our obedience and trust. As the old hymnal by John H. Sammis goes, "Trust and obey, for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey."
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