Sometimes it takes stepping out into the waters and getting to the shore before you feel brave.
A few weeks ago, I was asked to lead the entire worship time at my church. Something I had not done for a few years, and actually a dream I had laid down at His feet a few years ago, trusting that if He wanted me to pick it up again, He would make it clear.
He did. So I said yes.
As the week progressed, it became evident that someone did not want me leading. Saturday afternoon i began to feel anxious, even though I was as prepared as I could be. The enemy began to use the fact I had not met two of the team members and the timing against me.
I reached out to my ladies group, and asked for prayer for myself and a few others experiencing the same that week. And one lovely sister reminded me that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
✅If He asked me to do it, He will strengthen me to do it.
So I pressed through. Around that same time, I heard a new song for the first time, and its bridge & chorus wouldn’t leave my mind.
When I got to the church Sunday morning, the anxiety got worse as things didn’t begin smoothly. So I pulled out that new song bit, and a few of us just started praying, then proclaiming it.🙏🎶
And God showed up powerfully within me. The anxiety quickly fled, and things went well from that moment on. 🙌
Looking back, I can now see that my obedience was being brave, even though I wasn’t feeling it, and led to a confidence that I was in the right place at the right time doing the right thing.
In what way has God helped you be brave of late? What verse has helped you step out in faith, even when you didn’t feel like it?
PS. My song order changed as a result of that brave breakthrough as well:
•Yes & Amen (Faithful You Are)
•Call Upon the Lord
•The Battle is Yours (tag & bridge)