Encouragement

brave & courageous | psalm27:14

July 1, 2015

be_brave_courageousChange can be scary.  Comfort in the familiar is often replaced by fear of the unknown.

Butterflies danced in my belly, as I entered the colorful cafeteria of my new school. What in the world was I doing in this new position? What would my new co-workers think of me?  Would they have faith in my experience and expertise?

Anxiety crept in for a few moments.  As I filled my paper plate with muffins and fruit, I heard the Father remind me of who I am in Him.  He reminded me that I was chosen for this position for a reason.  He reminded of His word–to be strong and take courage.

Today, I left work defeated and filled with doubt.  Did I make the wrong decision?  Will I really be able to impact my school?  Are my colleagues starting to trust me?  In less than thirty days, I lost sight of His promises.

Then He showed me, again.  While working on nursery plans, He brought me back to a poster I absolutely adore.  Joni from Lay Baby Lay created the beautiful banner above. It has become the heartbeat for Baby Ellis’s nursery and the theme during this new adventure in my career.

Father, thank you for being patient with me.  Help me to keep Psalm 27:14 tucked in my heart.  May we all be brave and courageous!

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  • Reply Deborah Madearis September 9, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Love this posting, sharing similar feelings and the post was exactly the words I needed to hear. You are a precious Christian woman. Be strong.

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