Wednesday, August 7, 2013

#Palms Up!

Today I'll be answering the question of “What is holding you back from going deeper in your relationship with God?” from the Proverbs 31 bible study "When Women Say Yes to God".

Honestly, I've let a lot of things hold me back from going deeper with God, but it all boils down to insecurities. I don't have the perfect life, the perfect marriage, the perfect temperament, the perfect body, etc. I feel like God wants big things from me and I've given him excuse after excuse on why I need to "put off my calling". "I'll do it when" seems to be a common phrase running through my mind. "I'll do it when I lose weight." "I'll do it when my youngest starts Kindergarten" (next week!). "I'll do it when I get my life organized." "I'll do it when" get the idea.

God has finally said, "Your time is NOW. Either you are going to do what I've called you to do or I'm moving on to someone that will." Ouch! Not something you want to hear from our heavenly father. I want to please him so much, but I've let myself get in the way. I've let my life circumstances be my excuse. Frankly, I've ran just about as far away as I can run with the excuses. Yet, he's still here calling my name; telling me that I'm more than I believe and that I am worthy of the task he's called me for - not because of who I am but because of who HE is. What an awesome feeling.

I don't have to do this alone. In fact, I can't do this alone. The bible says in 2 Corinthians 12:9 - And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. His strength is made perfect in my weakness! He will pick up the slack where I am weak as long as I am walking in accordance to his will.

So what is holding me back? Nothing anymore! I will walk boldly with the Lord. I'm sure I will stumble and fall, but I will get back up every time and press forward into his will for my life.

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  1. May God bless you as you say "Yes" to him. Don't forget, you are wonderfully made!

  2. What a joy to read so many posting and know we all have a common thread that is holding us together.......... our Love for the Lord. Blessings and more.

  3. I am so happy that you have started your blog! What a blessing - for you and for all of us also. God is so good! I am following you now!

    1. Thanks Angela. I'm glad to have you as a follower! :)

  4. Sherry It was awesome to see your familiar face on the Say Yes Blog Hop.... Glad that you are finding your way. Praying that you will find favor as you Say Yes to God!!