It’s exciting to start something new. Intimidating and fun all at the same time. When I was a child, my father told me to do the things that scared me, not anything that would get me in trouble, but anything I feared that I may fail in. There’s nothing wrong with failing. It makes us stronger when a challenge attempted doesn’t go quite as planned. It’s part of our testimony. God calls us to be obedient with His plan for us. I am trying to listen really hard to His new plan for me, and believe me, there is a lot of noise for me to weed through with my very talkative 9-year old. She knows just when to start talking, at exactly the moment I begin typing.
Ministry is not a new plan for me, but this phase is Part II. I’ve left my home city to take on a much larger one, I’ve left all my familiar areas of ministry for new, unknown ones. Like I said before, it’s intimidating and fun all at the same time. Has God asked you to get out of your comfort zone recently, to try something new, to take a risk? Are you a risk taker or are you more comfortable staying right where you are? I think I’m a little of both, but I don’t have anything to risk now except the change of devoting more time than usual to Greater Than Ministries. God is > my fear of not having enough time for my family. He is > my poor system of time management. He will accomplish His plan and purpose for you and me. Isn’t that good news? What is He greater than for you?
Sometimes I forget I am new in this city until I arrive at an event, look around and realize I don’t know anyone! It’s not the best feeling in the world, but I can do 1 of 2 things. Options: I could have a pity party (that’s always fun, right?) for myself and go home OR know who I am in Christ and step into what He has for me at that moment. Life’s not easy, it’s not easy making friends all over again. I decided before I moved that in my new city I would not try to be anything else other than who I really am. I am a person with a heart devoted to Christ. I am devoted to verbalizing the Good News and sharing it with as many people as I can. My desire is to stir up the emotions of Christians and awaken them to the call Christ has on their lives. I can’t answer the call for them, but I can let them know that yes, each person has a job God designed for them, a job description that fits them to a “T.” And will you walk it out? God is > your fear of taking the first step. Go For It. What are you waiting for?