There is a specific calling on my life, but I often take detours trying please other people, mainly those in authority or of great influence. Spending hours doing things I’m not called to do, wasting my energy on projects I have no business doing. The main reason I do this is out of fear, guilt and condemnation. God bless my mother, she is a great inserter of fear, and is paralyzed in many aspects of her life because of it. She often comes up with stories, and scenarios of how some terrible thing is going to happen to us. I love her , but it is so irritating and irrational. I have to shut her off many times, because if I listened to her I would not be a man of God. You can not live for God if you live in fear of man… fearing what others might think, do or say. One must do what they know is right in God’s sight , and follow through on it no matter what.
I’ve made up my mind a long time ago to not let fear control my actions. I’m a man of God, death, pain, and everything in between those things don’t scare me when I’m walking in my calling. The devil’s job, ( and yes he often uses family) is to try to get us to step out of our calling. Once we step out of that calling that’s when fear can overtakes us.
But I know with a deep down conviction that I’m ok because God takes care of me. Going out playing last night for those teens, gave me greater faith. Starting my mobile studio takes faith. Touring takes faith, Teaching children takes faith, Moving out and being on my own takes faith, Starting a ministry takes faith. Faith is what really pleases God, and that’s who I’m trying to please – not errrryone else!!!
Never let Fear dictate your decision, but always move in Faith! That’s Faith in Action!
” By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.”For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:5