I used to be a slave to fear, always doubting the power of God and His spirit in me. Relying on my own strength and ability to make something of myself and having NO grit.
Fear is a liar
There is freedom that is offered to us in God’s word and it is mentioned 365 times “Do not fear.” Just don’t. So simple and so much truth. God knew that we needed to hear this little sentence repeated over and over. Without reassurance from God’s word we crumble and we hide. We rob the world of the light that has been placed in us because we are to afraid- that we might fail or make ourselves look dumb or a million other things.
When your desire and your vision are from God IT WILL become real. All we need to have is a little perseverance, a little patience and some grit. God may give us a vision and then be “silent” but He is always at work preparing a way and getting us ready. Don’t settle for something less than what God has ordained for you. Don’t settle for less then that he vision He has placed in you. He wants to fulfill that. And He wants you to walk in the blessing that He has for you. Don’t let fear steal that from you. Proclaim that you are no longer a slave to fear, hold onto that and don’t let fear hinder your drive.
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us. Ephesians 3:20
I came across a video last night about grit– and how it effects our ability to succeed. It’s a TED Talk and it is literally a 4 minute video. I will link it down at the bottom and suggest you watch it!! This video really appealed to me because I have always loved the quote “No grit, no pearl.” To me it has defined my sister, and it is something that I want to define me as well.
The talk by Angela Lee Duckworth was amazing, one thing that I took away from it and I feel like has been an ongoing theme in my life over the past couple months is failure is not a permanent condition. We have to be willing to fail and be wrong. If we are scared of this there is no growth, no determination and no success.
When you look back on your life 10 years from now do you want to say “I wish I would have…” or “I am glad I did…”. What is something you are postponing because you are afraid? If you feel comfortable share in the comments- we all need a community to cheer us on and help us walk it out.
I’m in your corner,