You know those moments when God is pressing on your heart to let go of something? Those moments where you’re willing, but it is the hardest thing in the world to do? You keep going back to prayer. You constantly reread Words to keep you encouraged. You keep wondering, “Am I making a right decision?” And, if you were completely, 100% honest with yourself, you’re really wondering how you will muster up the courage to actually move forward. Fear is asking you, “What will your life look like without ________ (you insert your own blank)?”
“Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2, ESV)
Jesus understood that what He would gain was worth laying down His life.
What we’re giving up is not only better for ourselves, but it’s also better for our purpose in this season of life, and ultimately, the people we’re called to influence. We’re called to make disciples. If God is asking you to lay something down (even if it’s hard), you can believe that it will not only be for your good, but for the good of those that you’ll encounter.
He has good things for YOU. You do not have to feel fear or shame about moving forward.