You probably don't know this about me but while I was in graduate school, I actually went to see a therapist. The reason? I couldn't accept failure and I struggled with perfection. If there was ever a possibility of failure, I just did go near that activity, career option, relationship, etc.
I loved counseling. It challenged me to humble myself and confront myself in a new way. Why am I talking about this? Recently I was talking to a good friend of mine and we talked about how sometimes fear of rejection or failure holds us back from moving where God wants us to go. Sometimes we are so content with saying "I'll just keep praying about it" when we KNOW the answer already! So why don't we move?
Here's an analogy for you (If you know me, you know that I could use analogies all day every day). When I go on a road trip or drive somewhere new I am rarely afraid of getting lost because I am confident that even if I make a wrong turn, my GPS will re-calculate and help me find my way back. Remember the days of MapQuest? Yo, if I missed a turn when I had to follow that sheet of paper I would have so much anxiety and feel like I had to start all over to find my way again (first world problems).
What if I told you that God operates similarly to a GPS? You don't have to be afraid of taking a wrong turn while you are trying to follow His leading because He WILL re-direct you if necessary. He will NEVER leave you stranded or lost. Fear has no voice and has no place when our lives are in God's hands. So just as we can confidently go on a road trip with a GPS, we can confidently move with God because we KNOW and BELIEVE that He will guide, direct, and redirect as needed.
No more excuses, no more fear, and no more waiting for the perfect timing...just DO something.
A Bit About ME!
Hey friend! My name is Caren and I am so glad you stopped by! This blog is a bit of my corner on the internet where I share honest thoughts about my faith journey, fitness journey, doctor wife journey, and motherhood journey. ALL of it! The good bad and ugly! I pray that something I share encourages you today!