Equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
What is too far?
I’m an introvert and it takes all I have to put myself out there. So when I’m told “You always take one step beyond, where I would stop”, I wonder , how far is too far? And the codependent in me wants to rear it’s ugly head. Stepping out there or “diving in” is difficult for an introvert and is challenging for a codependent to have the right motivator. But I must do it!
I never feel equipped enough for the challenge that is put in front of me. Now, I know my talents, organization & determination. I know my gifts, compassion & empathy. But when it comes to putting them all into practice with other people, that’s where “just diving in” is difficult.
There is usually 1 motivator that keeps us from “diving in”, “doing His will” and that is fear. Fear I won’t know what to say when asked a question. Fear I will push someone away. Fear I will be misunderstood. But what if I’m able to bring Glory to God by “saying, well I don’t know but we can find out together”, by reaching out and allowing someone to take my hand, or by knowing God has equipped me and He will protect me. So What if I simply dive in and let Him work through me.
The Breakup Song by Francesca Battistelli
So, I’m gonna keep taking that “one more step”.
1 Peter 4:8
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
We all fall short and have sinned. We all say things that maybe should have been tempered differently. But if my motivator is LOVE and bringing others to Him then I say “DIVE IN”. Because HE has equipped me and I desire to bring Him the Glory.
Lord, help me be brave. Amen!