Do you have a decision to make?
Are you hesitating?
What is stopping you?
Do you think you don’t have enough options to choose from?
Do you believe having more choices will make it easier?
Where does the fear of moving forward really come from?
If it doesn’t involve your morals or ethics, what is the root cause?
You may be a bit like me when it comes to making a decision and want to ensure the path you’re about to take is the right one. I’m not a big risk taker, never have been. From what I’ve learned over the years, there are many reasons for this, circumstances from years gone by I cannot change, therefore today I’m deciding not to dwell, but looking ahead with God’s help. I will seek to trust Him more, and know He works all things together for my good. With His strength I can begin taking roads less traveled, I have also learned God places people in my life to help guide me. We are called to help each other with the unique gifts and talents we are given. Letting God lead us, also means trusting another to take us in a direction we would not necessarily go on our own.
I recently listened to an audio recording and it really touched me, and I want to share it with you. I do not know who the author is, but if I find out, I will most certainly document it.
“Nothing will stop you from being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake. Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating, an ability to play. To play is to experiment; what happens if I were to do that: What if? The very essence of playfulness is an openness to anything that may happen. The feeling that whatever happens will be OK. Therefore you cannot be playful if you’re frightened that moving in some direction will be wrong, something you shouldn’t have done. You’re either free to play, or you’re not. So the best way to get the confidence to do that is to know that while you’re being creative, nothing is wrong”.
I really enjoyed how this writer reminds us that play is not only for children, but for all of us. There is a child inside, no matter what our age dictates. This author also helps to expand the definition of the word “play.” It is not always whimsical, but a momentum toward a bright future that God promised us. As we submit to the One, He is faithful to lead us, either Himself directly, or by way of one of His children, to the next step. Have you asked Him what direction you are to take, and has He brought you someone who you can trust to take that step with?
This walk of ours is fleeting and quite temporal. Is not moving at all the place you want to remain? If not, let God take your hand, you can trust Him and whoever He chooses to bring into your life for that season. Be ready to have some fun and soar!!
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