Don’t judge me today because I’m just keeping it real. I’m pretty sure that the m&m’s and the caramel that I just ate for lunch were totally a coping mechanism. Comfort in an uncomfortable place. Chocolate and caramel can do that for a girl.
Have you ever been in that place where you just feel a little out of your element? Maybe you doubt your abilities. Maybe you doubt you can do what you know you’ve been called and created to do. Maybe you feel inadequate. Maybe you are feeling a little insecure. And just maybe you are more than a little tempted to comfort yourself with chocolate and caramel too!
You know what though? That didn’t really work. As a matter of fact, I’m a little hacked off at my self for eating that candy, especially since I’ve got skinny jeans laid out to wear this evening.
The thing that finally allowed me to get outside of my own head was a sweet and gentle reminder from God, my Father, saying that HE HAS GOT MY BACK. I am exactly where He wants me and I am exactly who He has called me to be. He has a specific purpose and a plan for me. He’s lined up every detail of who I am because He wants to use it. He will equip me for all that He has called me to. If He has called me to it, He promises to walk me through it. I just need to quit the worrying.
And so do you. He takes that burden for each and every one of His children. When we are walking in His ways, He promises to stand beside us and strengthen us for what He has called us to. He doesn’t want us to stay bound in insecurity and feelings of inadequacy. He wants to free us from that bondage and fill us with strength, boldness, and courage.
Man, that lifts my wavering heart and I hope it lifts yours too!
“The Lord is the One who will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.”
Love and blessings,