Let’s play a game, ok? Here we go…
Would you rather…
Drink coffee, or tea?
Eat pie, or cake?
Be rich, or poor?
Take a risk, or stay comfortable?
Fail, or succeed?
The first two are no-brainers for me, tea and cake. But I find myself struggling with the next few.
My gut is to say, I want to be rich! But then I wonder, do I really? Yes, I want to have expendable income to give and bless others to my heart’s content. Yes, I want to be able to pay all our bills on time and without stress. But, then I think about how my faith has grown from all the times we’ve spent holding onto faith and waiting for the financial miracle to come through, only to see God’s faithfulness and goodness explode like a glitter bomb. I wonder, do I really want to have more than enough? Aw, who am I kidding, yes! I want to see God’s glory explode in a new way, where I’m the one He uses to build the faith of others.
To take a risk or stay comfortable? Well, I’m torn. I love a good comfy cozy day. I love to relax and enjoy what I know to be true. But there is something in me that says, “no!” I know that I want a life of adventure and risk because I do believe that there is so much more for me than I can even imagine, I just have to take that risk. But why do I find myself struggling to get my butt out of the comfortable spot?
How silly is the question, would you rather fail or succeed?! I seriously can’t believe I even hesitate to answer this one! But the truth is, I am hesitating to answer this one. Thus, me writing this blog…how’s that for transparency?
The truth is I’ve written three blogs in the last 24 hours. But don’t ask when was the last time I worked on my book. The book that the Lord has called me to write. The book that I know will change my life and the lives of countless others. The book that I can talk about all day but seem to avoid writing. Ugh!
So I sit here and I ask….Season, what are you afraid of?! I’m not really sure, but I want to wrestle with this so I can move forward. Am I afraid to fail? Or am I afraid to succeed?
I don’t think I’m afraid to succeed. I have seen dreams come true and usually have no problem with the idea of success. But what if it isn’t real? What if words and promises I’ve heard from the Lord aren’t real?
There it is….Ok, this is where you get to peer into my process.
But they are real! You didn’t make them up! They have been confirmed again and again. You’ve seen God do so many things and, once again, He’s showing you how good He is. Get off your butt and do it! The words will come. You don’t have to worry about the final product yet, just do the work! The Lord promised it, he’ll make a way. But you have to actually write it first.
Don’t fear failure. This isn’t about failure. Do you trust the Lord? YES. Then just put one step in front of the other. Papa’s got you. You are worth every promise! Don’t believe the lie that you are lazy! You’re not! You’re a champion! You’re the daughter of the Most High King!
Would you rather…
Believe the lie that you’re lazy, or stand in the truth that you’re unstoppable?
Watch out! Here I come!
Pumped Full of Joy,