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You know, studies confirm that people rarely think about us and our words as much as we think they do. Why do we worry so much about what other people think?
Sometimes I get afraid. Paralyzed even. By what I think other people think of me. It’s not like I have any spidy powers where I can read people’s minds, so I fill in the blanks, with my worst doubts and anxieties. I project onto others what our enemy wants me to get stuck on.“They think I’m fill in the blank.” Does that ever happen to you?
Do you ever feel so paralyzed with fear that instead of doing something. You simply do nothing?
I look at the above magnet on my fridge daily. It makes me laugh. But I realized that’s exactly what I’m doing. Making butt prints in the sands of time. Because my fear (and insecurity) hold my feet and my voice captive.
Be the special person God created you to be.
God created each of us in His image. We are unique and special. We so often forget that and try to blend into the crowd. We want to “fit in.” Be “perfect.” Except, no one is perfect. Stop trying and just be YOU!
God calls us to cast our fears and our worries aside.
“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken” – Proverbs 55:22
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28
It’s scary, but so rewarding, to just be ourselves.
I was recently given some very good advice from a wonderful man of God. It was so good, I had to stop and write it down. Ready for it?
“Stop listening to what those voices in your head are shouting. Quiet your mind and listen to God. What’s God saying? What’s God calling you to do?”
You know, that simple, yet profound advice also applies to you!
So I’m going to ask you. What is God calling you to do today? Are you listening? Are those negative voices in your head too loud to hear Him? Or are you too busy to actually hear Him lately?