I was asked to begin contributing to the blog for Beyond Brokenness, and I have to be honest. I had conflicting emotions about the idea. I was absolutely thrilled because I have been yearning for another area where I felt like I could serve because God has done so much through this ministry to change my life, but yet, I was petrified because I battle daily with the strongholds of fear and perfectionism and the idea of not being “good
enough”. After all, what will people think when I put MY thoughts out there? But, God calls us to put our fears aside and put our YES on the table, so here I am with trembling hands as I type and delete and retype and delete and doubt myself, but I remind myself that God equips those He calls. Perhaps you struggle with these issues, too?
So with these thoughts spinning in my head today, I have a scripture that came to mind with which to leave you. When you are tempted to think of what others might be thinking, instead ponder the words of Hebrews 12:2 and “fix your eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before Him, He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Think of Him and all He
has done for you and what He is thinking of your precious words rather than anyone else whose business it isn’t to judge you. He wants us to be free from our fear of perfectionism and not being good enough. After all, 2 Timothy 1:7 tells us that “God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Fear is not from God. He’s not looking for perfect but rather simply trusting, willing hearts ready to
serve and further the Kingdom. How will you say yes to Him today? ❤