“Certainly I will be with you….” Exodus 3:12
New territory can be both exciting and terrifying. Your heart longs to take the necessary step to move forward, to reach a goal, fix a problem, make a change, or pursue a dream. As reliable as the sun rising each day is fear presenting all the reasons you can’t or shouldn’t try. Your insecurities are just as faithful; however, you have Someone Whose faithfulness is greater than either of them. The Lord has promised to be with you! The Mighty God is more than a monitor; His presence packs power to be courageous, ripping through lies and excuses so you can see enough to take the next step. Sometimes He gives you a song that pipes spiritual pluck through those fear-gorged veins; other times His presence is wrapped in the human flesh of an encouraging friend.
If you are too busy complaining how hard this is, you’re probably missing the presence. He cares how you feel, and there is a time to voice those emotions, but don’t let them do all the talking or for too long. Gratitude and praise have a way of cowering those complaints! You’ve got mountains to plow through, decisions to make, and a purpose to fulfill! You can be strong and very courageous because the Lord promised to be with you. You’re never doing this thing alone!