It’s Five Minute Friday time, when I gather with hundreds of women from around the world to write together on a common prompt. For just five minutes, without editing or backtracking. The time each week when we just let the words flow freely. Check it out at Kate’s place!
I’m gonna be honest with you, okay?
A lot of times I don’t even try.
Because I “know” I’m not _______ enough. Good enough, strong enough, talented enough, smart enough, influential enough…you name it, and I’ve probably told myself it. And this route? Oh friends, it’s the easy route.
Trying leaves room for failure, and lots of it. Rejection. Chaos. Loss. Pain. Disappointment. Why choose the possibility of that when I can stay inside the comfy cocoon of “already doing” rather than the often uncomfortable reality of trying.
But then again, risking it all and throwing myself whole-heartedly into something different…into trying…leaves the door open to infinite possibilities. Because we serve a BIG God whole delights in bringing miracles to moments both big and small. We serve a God who can take the most unlikely story and turn it into something unexpectedly beautiful.
So I stand here in the space between “stay-as-I-am” and “try-something-different”, both terrified and wonder-filled. Knowing that by myself, I can’t. But by the grace of an all-powerful God, I can.
So really, what is there to risk, why God has your back? There is no way to fail when God is standing by your side, directing your paths. And while in the chaos-inducing moments of change it may seem like all was for naught, in the end God redeems. He makes beautiful. And He makes the impossible not only possible, but shockingly likely.
Psst…next week is the first EVER #FMFRetreat! And I’m SO excited to meet up with the #FMFParty ladies I’ve been writing with for a couple of years. Fear not, if you can’t come. We’ll be doing a LIVE #FMFParty video chat on Thursday night! Don’t miss this super special #FMFParty video chat!