Monday, January 14, 2013

be strong & courageous


Just popping in with a thought, as I didn't finish the recipe I was going to share today. Do you ever feel like God is calling you to do something but you simply feel that you can't? Like you can't live up to that expectation or that you can't do something well enough to pursue? Are you ever like me in that you tend to chicken out when you have some big shoes to fill and you just don't feel adequate? I just want to encourage you to have faith and do whatever it is that God is calling you to that you've been putting off - today. It sounds so vague, but it's probably concrete in some application for you today or this week, in this new year maybe?

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
Deuteronomy 31:6

If the Almighty has called you to something, who are we to say "I can't."? Be strong & courageous today, friends.

love.

13 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for posting. This can no doubt most likely apply to each and everyone of us in someway. How scary it can be when he calls us. But his ways are not our ways and in that we must trust. Hope you have a blessed day

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  2. This same thing has been on my heart lately. I don't want to live my life in fear and insecure of what people think of me. Thanks for this today, Kim!

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  3. as women, i think insecurity is where the enemy gets us most often. it's a super hard thing to overcome and we have to constantly fight it. praying for you today!

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  4. thank you so much. I am working into the editing stage of my book, and goodness knows it's no easy task! this was really encouraging to me, though. :)

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  5. Needed this!!! Thanks so much for the boost :)

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  6. I really needed this today...strangely enough, this is one of my favorite scriptures. Thanks for the reminder, and I hope you are doing well!

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  7. So true for me today! I'm a senior in college and today was the first day back to school for my last semester. I've been dreading the last French class that I have to take to graduate and have put it off the last three years. I struggled so much during the first two French classes I had to take that I lost all confidence in myself to be able to complete the third. I seriously put myself into a depression thinking about how there was no way I could pass this class to be able to graduate. I simply felt like I couldn't do it. There was no way I could pass. Since I'm at school on scholarship, I can't really wait and take it during the summer, since my scholarship ends this semester. It has really been on my heart lately knowing I would have to suck it up and just take it, so I've been praying about it a lot the last couple weeks. The last few days I really felt my heart starting to change about it. Slowly God kept building up my confidence showing me that although it might be hard (seriously, I don't remember any French at all and have to pass an Intermediate level class) with him all things are possible. I went to the first class today and I keep reminding myself to "be strong and courageous." Thank you for posting this today of all days.

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  8. Great verse! Very powerful and inspiring today... thank you!

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  9. Oh my! Just what I needed today. Thank you for sharing!

    Ashlee @ We Are the Sea-http://ashleedjones.blogspot.com/

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  10. This year I am focusing on being bold and genuine. bold in my faith, bold in what God calls me to, but genuine in what I pursue and what I share.

    it's a tough calling for someone who second guesses themselves constantly!

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  11. Thank you for posting this today, I had tears as I read, it was just what I needed to hear.

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  12. Thank you for this sweet encouragement! The Lord's calling is always a little scary but, in the end, so worth it!

    jorie

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  13. seriously?! like you were reading my heart! God put something huge in front of me, and I said yes, but now I am scared. I feel like this post was just for me :) Thankful for you!

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