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Doubt and Delays

Doubt has been overtaking the dreams and visions of so many people. It’s time to let it go! I was listening to someone I follow on Periscope and she talked about having two people she knew recently die. Sad yes, but listen to the point. Both individuals were between 30 and 34 years old. Wow! Tomorrow is not promised to anyone. Yes, we hold on to dreams and we tell ourselves that we’ll move on them later. We don’t belief that we’re ready. We don’t believe we’re smart enough, fast enough, rich enough, etc. We’ll follow our dreams when we have more education, more money, more time, more partners, more, more, more. But the reality is that you may not have a chance to get more.

In Judges 6, Gideon is having a talk with the Lord after he received a directive from the Lord. Verse 15 reads, “But Lord,” Gideon asked, “how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” Gideon offers a reply to the Lord which immediately begins with the word “BUT.” “BUT”…

Come

Often times, God tells us to move and before we can really enjoy the move, our faith fails us. We become filled with so much fear that we doubt ourselves and God’s abilities. We see this displayed through Peter in Matthew 14:28-31. “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat and came towards Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

We see that Peter specifically asks the Lord to show him a sign of who the Lord was. Soon after the Lord responded, Peter allowed doubt to overtake him. Yet still, the Lord remained faithful and was there to uplift Peter out of his weakened moment. What has God spoken into your life? What has God called you to do that you have not yet started? What steps have you taken towards your calling? Have you back tracked?…