Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Yes, but I do.....

I have found myself, several times recently saying "I don't know...." It's always been a response to a prodding from within, or a nudging on the yoga mat.

"I don't know if I can do that."

"I don't know how it will turn out."

"I don't know if it will work."

"I don't know if I can be that brave."

"I don't know if I can start.... or stop..."

Inevitably, I hear: "Yes, but I do...."

Ah, the walk of faith.... Taking the step without knowing the path. Starting the project without knowing the final result. Daring to risk without knowing the dangers.

In the midst of the conversation, "I don't know..." seems like a very reasonable response, and a valid reason to hesitate or "decline the invitation". Yet, sitting here, writing out the fears, I laugh at myself.

Has there ever been a time where I have followed His lead and been led astray? No.

Has there ever been a task where my vision was better or grander than His? No.

Have I ever listened and dared and not been protected? Never.

Has He ever called me to a task and not provided everything I needed and more? Never.

So, what's the problem?

Remove my fear, lead me on.... May I walk in faith....

1 comment:

Susan said...

I've spent a lot of my life by letting fear take the lead. That's one of the greatest parts of turning 50 this year. I don't think I'm "letting" fear lead any longer. I'm letting God do more leading and realizing he's big enough for the job. Boy, I'm a slow learner sometimes. :)

Great post, Linda.