Tuesday, February 5, 2013

But, Lord

It's Tuesday and I'm thinking of all of you dear sister  dreamers.

I wonder how you have dealt with fear in the past when it appeared to block your way to your God-Sized Dream.

I'm also wondering if maybe, just maybe, you thought you were on the right road to your God-dream and seemingly immediately the Lord closed the road.  The ministry you believed would be your work suddenly was no longer part of His plan after all.

That happened to me.

It took me several months to realize it was time to say good-bye to a 10 year investment that had been a challenge and a greater blessing.

I had been writing a blog attached to our website and I believed He wanted me to devote more time writing.  Most definitely I was needed more at home.  I realized I had been neglecting my dear husband
(according to God's Word) and God was giving me a second chance to be the helpmate He intended me to be.

God first, then Home and "honey", and refining my craft next.

Did fear attempt to derail my resolve?  Oh my yes.  Old patterns of insecurity ran through my mind...my need to "do it right"....and finally-

" what are you thinking Lord?"

As He has taught me over the years I ran to His Word for direction, encouragement, correction, and His wisdom.

He brought Moses to mind.  A giant of the faith whose life has kept me moving forward toward my dream..

Moses, when told by God that He was sending him, to lead His people, the Israelites, out of Egypt said - "but God..who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring Your people out of bondage?"
Even after God's assurance that He would go with Him wherever he went; He'd give Moses a staff to reveal His miraculous signs, Moses still wavered..."but Lord, please, I have never been elequent of speech...send someone else, please.

The truth that's bigger than the fear...the fear of not being enough:

"For God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."
2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

"Apart from Me you can do nothing." John 15:5

"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13

So my sisters, every day I remind myself whose I am and what he has called me to do.....

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path."  Proverbs 3:5-6

Always remembering it's not about "me"...it's ALL about HIM!  Almighty God!




  1. Thank you for the reminder! It's all about HIM!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Melissa....isn't it a blessing to have a community of encouragers?
      So grateful!

  2. some of my favorite verses, and yes, it is ultimately all about Him...Thanks, Judy, for your kind words of encouragement over at my blog :)

    1. Thank you Dolly, keep writing...hearts are warmed as you share what the Lord lays on your heart!

  3. So very well said, Judy!! "Who am I" indeed? Your post reminds me of something I read either by a blogger or a commenter this week that went something like this: God doesn't call the equipped, he equips the called." Just sends good shivers up my spine! You just keep on writing. You never know what God has planned around the next bend.

  4. Thank you Kim, we are sisters for sure...
    one of my favorite quotes....."God doesn't call the equipped. He equips the called."
    All of us are proving that statement is true as we choose to believe Him and say - "Yes, Lord.!"

  5. "Who am I?" goes through my head quite frequently, till I remember whose I am. I have to let my faith be bigger than my fear.
    Thank you for your encouraging words on my blog, God Bless

  6. Bless you Alecia- appreciate you so much!