Trusting in Him
My husband and I were reading last night, and something struck me so clearly, I had to share it with you today. We were discussing fear and how the enemy likes to get in our head and use fear to immobilize us. Part of the reading was Philippians 4:6-7 which is:
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
After reading this scripture I was reminded of my writing and how I have been a bit of a slug. Why was I hesitating to pick it up and complete the next book? If I was to be honest, it is not just lack of time, but fear. Who was I to take this second step of faith? Was my writing worth a readers time? Was I wasting my time? All thoughts that are not from Him. Just distracting thoughts to stop me from doing what I was called to do.
I was then given a vision while sitting on the couch. I saw the face of a father calling his child into the deep end of a pool. The father was already standing in the pool and coaxing his child to jump in from the deck without fear. “Stay focused on my face.” The father said. Then I saw the child’s view of the scene, looking deeply into his father’s eyes. As long as the child kept his focus on his father’s eyes, he had no fear and jumped.
I then realized I had taken my eyes off my father in this situation. I needed to look deeply into His eyes and jump. Then the fear would pass. Then the enemy’s words would not penetrate.
It’s time for me to get busy…
What is holding you back today? What fear is consuming your focus on His face?
Stare deeply into His eyes, and jump.
Psalms 56:3 (NIV)
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.