God recently blessed my family with a beautiful new home for which we are very grateful. On the way home the other day I glanced through the rear view mirror and saw a vehicle from a business I used to work at several years ago. One of my responsibilities was to drive this HUGE vehicle, which I didn't particularly like to do because I'm a very small woman. However, what could I do? Duty called and I answered. Plus the job was easy and my family needed the additional salary, even though it wasn't that much.
As I peered through the rear view mirror the Lord began to speak, "You see that vehicle? You would still be driving that vehicle and wouldn't be where you are today if you hadn't overcome your fears and moved out in faith."
As I thought about the vehicle in my rear view mirror I began to think about how many people miss opportunities to advance and possess their next level of blessing. They settle for where they're at or become paralyzed by fear and don't move out in faith.
Although I was grateful to have my old job, at times I became so frustrated, because I knew I was capable of so much more. It was during those times of frustration that the Holy Spirit started nudging me to face my fears and inhibitions by stepping out in faith towards my dreams. As a response to the nudges, I enrolled in college to train for what I really wanted to do, and then eventually started my businesses and moved out in ministry too.
Do you know it's so easy to tolerate the frustrations of life, succumb to complacency, and settle for what's easy when fear is staring you in the face? Looking back at my experience, I want to encourage you take what may seem to be a hard step of faith and move towards your goals for every area of your life. For the remainder of 2013, and as you plan ahead for 2014, I challenge you to live life fearlessly and without any regrets. In doing so, as you look through the "rear view mirror of your life" you'll be able to see where you've come from and be encouraged to keep reaching for each new level God has in store for you in your life, ministry or business. God is calling you to occupy the new territory He has prepared for you. Can you hear Him calling? Keep moving forward by the leading of the Holy Spirit. I did it and so can you!
Your Coaching For Success Minute:
- Identify areas of your life where you are frustrated.
- Explore to see if your frustrations could be tied to needing to make a move or change.
What are the fears and inhibitions that make you succumb to complacency or settle in a comfort zone that leads to nowhere?
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