Have you ever felt like God was telling you to do something amazing; but, before you could translate a clear message, you talk yourself out of the calling and convince yourself that you must have heard God all wrong? Doubt sets in and questions and fears take over your mind.
“But what will people say?”
“What if they don’t agree with me?”
“What if they think I’m crazy?”
“What if they misunderstand my motive and heart behind what I’m doing?”
“What if no one agrees?”
“What if no one supports my decisions?”
So maybe I’m the only one who has these doubts, but I have a feeling I’m not alone.
Here’s what God is teaching me when I begin to question my calling, my motive, my purpose:
1. If God calls you, He will sustain you.
Being confident of this very thing, that he who has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6(NKJV)
2. The thoughts and questions that cause you to doubt your calling are not from God.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8(NKJV)
3. When in doubt, don’t worry. Trust the One who called you.
Commit your way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5(NKJV)
Sometimes people won’t agree, they won’t cheer and they might even completely let you know how much they don’t approve, but they are not the one calling you. God is.
Trust His Words.
Lean on His understanding.
Ask Him for wisdom.
Take a step when He says to. You won’t regret it.
Is God nudging your heart to do something that seems difficult, impossible or outside of the box? Share your fears, excitement and struggles in the comments below!
And go ahead, take the next step!
Love & Blessings,