All Out Of Control

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I am nothing without You!

When it’s all said and done I am NOT my best at all times with myself.
I can’t do it without You!!

Control

verb (used with object), controlled, controlling.
1.
to exercise restraint or direction over; dominate; command.
2.
to exercise restraint or direction over; dominate; command.

Fear
1.
a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
Synonyms: foreboding, apprehension, consternation, dismay, dread, terror, fright, panic, horror, trepidation, qualm.
Antonyms: courage, security, calm, intrepidity.

Fear is friends with control. It immediately sends a friend request over to control. They like to play together.

What do I have control over???

What I believe!!

What I choose!!!

What I receive?

What I surrender?

They all involve me and no one else!!

Father, I choose to receive your direction. I surrender my will and my ways under the control of your plans.
I believe that You are who You say You are.

You are Jehovah.

The name of the independent, self-complete being—“I AM WHO I AM”—only belongs to Jehovah God. Our proper response to Him is to fall down in fear and awe of the One who possesses all authority.
—Exodus 3:13-15

I’m all out of “control” now and
fear has fallen down and can’t get up.
You just got defriended!!

Light On,
Kelley Allison
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© RestoredMinistries

Perfect Love

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There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection]. -1John 4:18 AMP

I had a thought recently, when I was reading this verse. I began to think if God is love, He is the Perfect Love, and His Holy Spirit resides in us, therefore God; Perfect Love is already inside us, therefore there should be nothing we are to fear.
Love and fear can not coexist in Perfect Love.

So why then do I sometimes let fear take over me? Have I let something occupy more of my Perfect Love spot that is allowing fear to creep in?

As I meditated on this Promise it began to bring me a new found courage and boldness and encouraged not only myself but I also used it to encourage several friends, as well as, I prayed it over a new friend just this week.

Here is Barnes’ Commentary Notes on 1 John 4:18:
There is no fear in love – Love is not an affection which produces fear. In the love which we have for a parent, a child, a friend, there is no fear. If a man had perfect love to God, he would have no fear of anything – for what would he have to dread? He would have no fear of death, for he would have nothing to dread beyond the grave. It is guilt that makes people fear what is to come; but he whose sins are pardoned, and whose heart is filled with the love of God, has nothing to dread in this world or the world to come. The angels in heaven, who have always loved God and one another, have no fear, for they have nothing to dread in the future; the redeemed in heaven, rescued from all danger, and filled with the love of God, have nothing to dread; and as far as that same loves operates on earth, it delivers the soul now from all apprehension of what is to come.

But perfect love casteth out fear – That is, love that is complete, or that is allowed to exert its proper influence on the soul. As far as it exists, its tendency is to deliver the mind from alarms. If it should exist in any soul in an absolutely perfect state, that soul would be entirely free from all dread in regard to the future.

Because fear hath torment – It is a painful and distressing emotion. Thus men suffer from the fear of poverty, of losses, of bereavement, of sickness, of death, and of future woe. From all these distressing apprehensions, that love of God which furnishes an evidence of true piety delivers us.

What are your thoughts on this verse? How can we make sure we always have Perfect Love residing in us to cast out fear?

~XXOO Michelle Bollom
© RestoredMinistries

Be A Warrior

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Ever go on a mommy date with a worrier? It’s challenging right? The conversation revolves around the negative. To immunize or not; we worry, to homeschool or not; we worry. To breast or bottle feed; we worry.
What color was the poop…we worry.

I’m not talking about healthy concern here, I’m talking about a worrier.
As moms we are called to care for God’s children and love our spouses. We are called to be concerned for them, but not to worry over them and every possible situation they might encounter. We are called to fill one another up not drag each other down.

When we worry we take our eyes off of God and focus on the worship of self. How am I going to handle this, control this, instead of vertically venting it to God and listening for His direction.
-Marina Wright

Luke 12:22-32 NIV

Do Not Worry

Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life[a]?26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith!29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.

Ebola-Who Is To Blame?

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In our society today it seems everyone wants to blame someone.  People seem to take joy in seeing someone be the “Fall Guy”.  People demand resignations and picket and protest and organizations get involved that have no business being involved.  The media circus starts, and Facebook and Twitter feeds fill up with so much hate, fear, speculation, and some out right lies and hoax stories that people just keep resharing over and over filling Social Media sites full of …”Crap”
Yep the whole “Shitteree” is full of Crapola and crazyness some days.
(My mom used that word “shitteree” lately and it cracked me up but it is an excellent and funny way to say) -the whole kit n kaboodle, nothing left out, yep that’s right the Ebola stuff and all the crazy judgmental fear filled worry stricken cold hard bitter people opinions media circus frenzy crazy social media sharing stuff,  ( big breath ) exhale-
 The Whole Shitteree!
My friend said this recently and  I believe that it should be everyone’s reminder before they answer the question on who is to “blame” for Ebola.
We live within the blameless One, therefore let us not accuse or blame others.~ Donna Reiners
It is not our place to accuse, blame or judge.
When my kiddos come home and they tell me all the opinions they hear their peers say.  I am shocked! I think who are those kids hearing all this from and where are the parents? 
But I see it for myself when I go to my Facebook feed and many there have warped views and harsh opinions about the latest big news topics. Sadly, many people who claim to be Christians are some of the worst offenders spreading fear and judgement. 
I try to explain to my kiddos that usually it is just opinions and don’t pay attention to it.
I even throw their Popo’s (my Dad’s) wonderful wisdom at them-
Remember-
“Opinions are like buttholes, everyone has one” 
 
and then I use it as a deeper teaching moment to remind them that because we choose to live by a Biblical world view, and Love Jesus and love others as ourselves, then sometimes (most of the time) our opinions will go against the crowd or be different from the “popular opinion” on things.
If our thoughts and opinions don’t line up with Jesus, we better check ourselves because our opinions may not matter to everyone but they do matter to God.
Peoples negative opinions and junk can easily jump on us if we aren’t careful.  We should not align ourselves with others opinions, even with those in authority if it doesn’t line up with God.
Our opinions and most importantly our hearts always need to line up with God & His Word. 
I always tell my kiddos-
The right side to be on is always Jesus’ side. 
Recently I had one of those, “do as you have been teaching your kids moments”.  I went against “popular opinion” and replied to a post from a friend who asked if people thought the head of the CDC should be fired over this Ebola hoopla. 
Here was my reply: 
“Actually I don’t agree that the CDC head should be fired. I think that they are all human and had no idea how to treat or prevent Ebola. So this is a learning curve for all the CDC the doctors and the nurses …everyone. I’m sure enough people protesting for the firing of the CDC head, and it will happen. That is how our society is with always needing someone to blame and someone to set an example with. Unfortunately I think it leaves no room to demonstrate to our children or others compassion, mercy, forgiveness, gentleness, or kindness. Those are true examples of character missing today. If they were modeled and displayed more, our society would be a much better place.” 
Those are my thoughts not only on this, but for all situations, whether it is the CDC head, reporters, television celebrities, NFL players, lawyers, judges, Joe Shmoe next door, you, me….everyone.
We are all capable of mistakes.  We are all human.  We don’t know everything.  We are not to blame, accuse or judge.
God is still in control! 
No matter who is president Jesus is still The King! 
I don’t have all the answers, and my opinions may not matter to you, but I will tell you what I do have that makes me not buy into all the opinions and fear and crazy Crapola circulating social media these days.
I have the TriFecta of all TriFecta’s- 
I have The Father, Son, & Holy Spirit.   
The Prince of Peace lives inside of me.  I am in Christ, so that means so does all my circumstances too. 
I could care less who is responsible or who is to blame for Ebola, or gas prices or Global warming, or if Obama was playing golf, or anything else that doesn’t build people up and make the world a better place.
I am not worried or scared or fearful about any of it.
I have His Peace, Prayer & Promises!

And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will. And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them. ~ Romans 8:26 – 28

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow – not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.~ Romans  8:38-39
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
~ Romans 12:2
Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.  Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. ~
Ephesians 4:31-32
If we are True Believers and followers of Christ, we should love others as ourselves, stop blaming and judging people and start to demonstrate love and peace to others amidst all this worlds chaos and confusion. 
Let’s all do our part to change the whole Shitteree with only Godly opinions shall we?  XXOO Michelle Bollom
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Free

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Gals!!! & (Guys) -He has set us FREE from so much!

I know we hear that all the time, but those of us that have truly been set free from an addiction, negative thinking, old patterns, habits, insecurity, people- pleasing…WHATEVER…
We truly know what it means to be free!!

The cool thing is we get the CHOICE and the excitement to choose freedom and feel more and more free EVERY SINGLE day! Yea!

I’m speaking for myself here, there are areas in my life where I still feel like one foot is stuck in my old thinking or behavior, and the other is free…
BUT, oh the DIVINE BUT,
I have the hope and power to choose each and every day otherwise!

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. ~ Galatians 5:1 NIV

~ Stephanie Wanic
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I Do Declare

Today’s blog is by Kelley Allison. Kelley is a wife and mom of three from Cypress, TX. Kelley was a former elementary teacher. She shares some great insight about her oldest heading off to college. This will encourage you Mom’s & Dad’s facing that same transition soon too.
Enjoy!

I Do Declare

I am really quite comfortable sticking my head in the sand. I don’t have to listen to any distractions or worries around me. It’s actually a happy little place of delusion.
As long as I keep my mouth and eyes closed and focus on the sand and not the matter at hand.

In the real world that we are forced to LIVE in I gotta at least pop up my head and take A looksie around and see that yes indeed it is reality.

My Daughter is Going To College

Okay, I said it!!!
Friends ask me, “How are you doing KNOWING THAT Peyton IS going away to school SOON?”. I reply, “fine” and just like the floppy ostrich dipping it’s head down to get a drink of water……Plop there goes my head down, back into the denial river.

God keeps tapping me ever so gently on my clearly seen shoulder that is sticking up out of my safe little place of refuge. You know, keeping so busy and occupied SO I don’t have to think about her leaving. He asks me when I am going to resurface so He can remind me of a couple tidbits that might bring me some relief.

I figured since I don’t have much time left, I better look UP and see what He has to say. It was getting a little dark and lonely down there!!
Crabs and sand fleas. Itchy and scratchy!!

I am prompted by the Holy Spirit to remember that I never really had any complete control over Peyton. Believe me, I have tried!! I can’t protect her every move and be one step ahead of her to clear the path for her safety and comfort.

I wrote down all my fears and worries in my trusty little journal of aspiring thoughts. This goes beyond the regular list of worries. How do you let your daughter with a seizure disorder go live on her own away from you? That really was the reason for the whole ostrich antics. I wrote it all down one uncertainty at a time.

God wants us to share what’s burdening our hearts. So He heard it ALL!! I asked myself the question:

How does this make me feel?
Caution: High level Risk Feeling

Now what do I do with these feelings of no batteries in my “life remote control”?

News Flash
Commercial Break

I remembered that I am only me, but He is He!!
The Great I Am!!

Since I choose to follow Him and make His Word my map for my life I probably should remind myself who God is to me and what that Map has to say about all this doubt and fear.
I first wrote down all of the amazing provisions He proceeded to put in order before Peyton has stepped ONE foot on campus.
That’s a long glorious list of amazing little details that add up to big blessings!!!
So I poured it all out written and spoken to God and stuck my head back in it’s designated hole in the sand.

Safe and Sound. My favorite Jazzercise song ringing in my muffled ears of uncertainty!!

Since I only have 9 days till D day!!
I thought I would open up my journal today and see what I would do with that dang purple elephant SQUATTING in the corner of my mind.

God keeps taking me back to the “spiritual snapshot” He gave me a couple months ago when Peyton got her acceptance letter to college. He knows I’m visual and will remember pictures over words, actions, thoughts or conversations. He’s actually quite the master teacher. He knows each of us individually and uniquely. He knew how to get my attention and help me remember that He has provided a way for her to go and it was my job to be her #1 cheerleader!!
I hadn’t really deposited it totally in my heart and believed it until today.
I think I just didn’t really want to face the inevitable until I was forced to.

I really don’t want to share with everyone the picture I woke up with that next morning back in April.
You can delete this part if you wish, because you are not too sure God can give you a tangible picture in your mind’s eye to speak to you. I understand totally. I didn’t really know He could work like that until recently.

Fast Forward Here (if desired)

I woke up one morning after the great news of the happy college acceptance. I was pretending to be happy, but deep down I was petrified. God knew my fears and met me in the morning with my own personal news flash.
It’s the moment that one wakes up, but still has their eyes closed. That’s when my little reminder came from God. There was a flash like an old picture showing on a screen that appeared and disappeared as quick as it came in my mind’s eye.
There it was–
a megaphone, black and gold pom poms
setting on a simple table.
Proof it was gone.
I knew it was from God. How? I just knew. It puzzled me because He didn’t give any explanation or script.
I remember that His Word says, “Ask
and it shall be given to you, seek and you shall find.” So I asked and seeked and no find!!!

Later that day when I was pulling out Peyton’s TLU college folder with all her papers and brochures I noticed that the school colors were black and gold. Immediately, like a flood it came to me!!

It was a soft whisper that sounded like my own thoughts with the answer that I was seeking.

You are to be Peyton’s biggest cheerleader. (TLU Black and gold Pom poms). Use your voice and shout out the declarations I have in My Word for her to hear. (Thus, the megaphone)
Why on a table I thought to myself?
Psalm 23, It came pouring back to my memory, word for word.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green [1] pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a TABLE before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest [2] my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. [3]

I was there in the pasture with my Shepherd. He had prepared a table just for me with the necessary tools I would need to fight off the fear, worry and anxiety that came every time I thought of her leaving to GO off to college.
God had my back and went ahead of me already, to every day and every minute that Peyton would be at school. I would not be there with her each day, but He would never leave her or forsake her.
The Great I Am!!
There is no time on His clock. He is in the past, present and future. He knows our thoughts before we think them. He knew us in our mother’s womb before we WERE even born. He knows how many strands of hair are on our heads. It’s all in that Book He gave us.
I had memorized Psalm 23 in high school. Today a little past high school, I jumped into the pages and got the revelation that no matter what happens His rod and His staff will comfort me. When I start to feel nervous or worried about her being gone, I just pick up my megaphone and pom poms and remember my routine.

Are you finding yourself with your head stuck in the sand? Or maybe you ARE hiding under a thick shaggy carpet until it is all clear to surface.
Just know that you don’t have to hide anymore. You can resurface and look to God for your help in need.
All it takes is an understanding of who He is for you and the declarations that are prepared for you in His Word. It’s okay if you don’t get it the first time around.

If you are not in relationship with Jesus as your Savior,
you might not quite get the whole Bible is your life map thing.
It’s okay, no worries.
The Holy Spirit actually waits and seeks us out for conversation and relationship.
He would love to meet you where you are and take you through any valleys or shadows of death that may come your way.

D day is coming!!
Hand me the megaphone
Declare Declare Declare

“Peyton will be safe and sound in His arms every minute of the day!”

Psalms 66:16
Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will DECLARE what he hath done for my soul.

Psalms 71:17
O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I DECLARED thy wondrous works.

Psalms 73:28
But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may DECLARE all thy works.

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A Dangerous Trap

 

Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the LORD means safety. ~ Proverbs 29:25

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. ~2 Timothy 1:7

 

Fear n. noun 1. A feeling of agitation and anxiety caused by the presence or imminence of danger. 2. A state or condition marked by this feeling. Living in fear. 3. A feeling of disquiet or apprehension. a fear of looking foolish. V. verb 1. To be afraid or frightened of. 2. To be uneasy or apprehensive about. Feared the test results. 3. To be in awe of; revere.

WOW! That first verse really gets me. I love the straight forwardness and simplicity of it. What I love even more is how God used that verse to speak to me in some areas where I was caught in that trap of fearing man. I would not consider myself fearful. My family and I used to love the show Fear Factor. We used to laugh and say we could win as long as we did not have to eat the cockroaches. I also had people call me fearless and brave because I rapped in front of almost 30,000 people with Grammy Winner Mandisa. 

(You can view video proof on About Page at my website http://www.restoredministries.org)

I really felt no fear doing that. I am however, a recovering Approval Addict.  I spent a lot of my life performing to gain approval and did not speak up for myself or rock the boat and pretty much operated in a false self; most of my early life.

The characteristics of a False Self person are: limited ability for love/ intimacy, Needs to be in control, lives in illusions, not in reality. Birthed in fear; very insecure, unable to express needs, and prone to addictions and compulsions. Yep, that described me well. It wasn’t until my life was out of control and I finally surrendered to God and allowed God, The Holy Spirit and His word to transform my life did my True Self began to emerge.

True Self, Characteristics are: Great capacity for love/intimacy Does not need to be in control, gives other people freedom, rooted in God’s truth, identity is in God; trusts in God, lives according to personal values/beliefs and is peaceful. I am pretty much all of those True Self characteristics now thanks to God and Recovery; but I still honestly sometimes have a problem trusting God fully, which when you don’t trust God, you essentially are living in Fear. I didn’t feel fearful about situations or life in general, but God specifically wanted to show me some lessons on Fear of Man and that type of Fear, what I thought was a thing of my past; was indeed still keeping me trapped. He used two situations in the last year to bring that lesson home.

The first lesson He taught me on Fear of Man was on tithing. I have prided myself in being a cheerful giver and for almost 10 years I have followed the Biblical rule of at least 10% is given back to God in your tithe each month. I would increase the amount from time to time so I knew I did not just give 10%. Then God started showing me that I was giving out of pride. Really, God? Pride? God we can never give enough back to you… Really? God you would never asks us to adjust our giving, only to keep increasing it, Right? …Wrong!  God was asking me to review my budget and to lower the amount of my giving so that I could save for a better safeguard for my family in case of emergencies or repairs. I really thought that could not be God speaking or asking anyone to ever lessen their amount of giving so I shared this with my close friend, one of my Iron Sharpens Iron girlies that God likes to use us with each other to help us get some big God Lessons. As we talked about it, I got some clarification, and when I took it to the Lord, I got an even bigger clarification. I looked at our monthly budget and found that I was giving 18.5 % each month. I was not putting anything back for my families safeguarding. The bible instructs us to give 10% and I practice that with my children also. Some think it is harsh to make your child give 10% of all pet sitting, Birthday, or Christmas money they earn back to God, but I know in the 4 years my children have done it, that it has made for much better kids, I just wish I would have started earlier in my life and in theirs. They don’t always have to give to our church in the offering, sometimes they choose a charity, or they like to bless strangers. I think God loves all ways we give back to Him and He honors cheerful giving. So I took this knowledge I had uncovered to my husband. I told Him that this was what God was speaking to me about. He thought it should be a simple decision to lower that amount to ensure that we are paying ourselves also so that we can have a safeguard in case of emergencies and to simply obey God. I wish I could say that I did obey my husband and even God right away, but, No, I dragged my feet and wrestled with God over this decision for six more months because I was fearful our church and pastors would look at us differently if we lowered our tithes. God made it unbearable for me until I finally wanted to Obey God more than be trapped by my Fear of Man. God has blessed that decision so much and I am so happy to have God decide what He would have us give and not what I thought I should because of my pride.

When I thought I had no more problems with fear, the Holy Spirit began to speak to my heart and told me that fear was indeed crippling me. The fear of man, the fear of their reactions, fear of opinions, all were hindering me from stepping into God’s full plans for me. God was asking me to take some great big steps for Him. I was so excited, but not everybody was as excited, encouraging, or happy for me. Many did not understand. Some had strong opinions, some began to distance themselves from me, and it started a wave of unfriending when I started posting on social media what I was doing for God. I wasn’t so much bothered over the unfriending’s and unfollows as I was that out of almost 1000 friends, less than 100 had actually supported me by “liking” my new Ministry Page.

(Yes, Liking a page is showing support for someone in the Social Media world & Yes I break the so called experts rules and solicit likes for my page.  How else can it grow and reach people?)

Well, that nasty fear of man, as God’s word says, is a trap! I found myself fearful of posting what I felt God would have me post, or write what I felt He wanted me to write, I was unsure of what I should do, so most days I did nothing. I had committed to God months before that if He wanted me to step out and trust Him, I will do it. I wanted to be totally obedient to Him, no matter what that looked like. So now after I had declared that and stepped out for God, I was bound by this trap of fear of people’s opinions, counting Likes, unfriending’s, unfollowing’s, comments, lack of comments etc…? I was allowing the enemy to plague me with fear. I had stopped being a warrior for God and became a worrier.  I want to be a warrior, not a worrier.  Was I going to embrace each step that God would give me on this journey and not get bound to the vicious trap of comparison and competing? Guessing and second guessing God? I spent many days and nights taking it all to God. This is what I felt God spoke to me about this 2nd Fear of Man lesson.

The world would be much better off if we would collaborate more and compete less.

God’s garden is big enough for us all. We need each other and God designed us to work together. We all have different gifting’s and abilities and strengths that are needed to advance His Kingdom and share Christ with this dark world. Some people just won’t support you, in life or with Likes. Keep Asking, Keep Seeking, And Keep Knocking. Don’t let the voices in your head and the voices of the crowds of naysayers discourage you to not fully step out for God.Don’t let the fear of people’s reactions keep you from taking action. Trust God. Obey God in the small things and everything. Keep going even when you don’t understand.  Your success is not defined by Likes & Followers, It is defined by God. 

 

I so want my hearts cry to the Lord to reflect what the song Oceans by Hillsong United, says.

 

You call me out upon the waters… The great unknown where feet may fail… And there I find You in the mystery …In oceans deep My faith will stand …Your grace abounds in deepest waters… Your sovereign hand Will be my guide ..Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me …You’ve never failed and You won’t start now ,,So I will call upon Your name And keep my eyes above the waves ..When oceans rise My soul will rest in Your embrace …For I am Yours and You are mine …Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders …Let me walk upon the waters …Wherever You would call me… Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander And my faith will be made stronger …In the presence of my Savior

 

I want to trust God, to rest in His embrace, to answer His call out upon the unknown waters. Where His promises to never leave me or fail me are so believable that I will trust without borders. My faith will be made stronger when I stay in the presence of my Savior.

I want to Trust God so much that there is never any room for Fear.

Here are some amazing affirmations that I choose to keep reminding myself of when I start to let the doubts of others discourage me.

It is not the crowd that calls you but God that calls you. And when you get to heaven you’re not going to have to answer for the crowds you’re only going to have to answer for yourself. Don’t get so hung up on the fear of what people will think that you let it paralyze and keep you from your potential and purpose for the Lord. Not everyone will understand why or how God calls you. It is ok. You don’t have to justify what God has called you to for anyone. You only need to worry about an audience of ONE! The Heavenly Father! If He called you, He will carry you through.

I leave you with this great quote.

Fear of the unknown is a dream killer. It causes people to freeze in time and one day they will wake up and realize that their opportunities have been seized by someone who was willing to look fear in the face and take the leap of faith. ~ Adonis Lenzy                                                                                                                                     

  I hope you are inspired to look fear in the face and take that leap of faith. Don’t let Fear be a dream killer anymore; remember you are fearless in Christ. Step out Big! Be Brave! XXOO ~Michelle Bollom

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