If you didn’t know, God’s moving people into their destiny…and He’s doing it SUDDENLY!!!! If you have any doubts, look at the Ted Williams story below. It’s definitely one of gifting, screw up, God, and redemption.
Side Note: I love when God orchestrates events so that individuals are able to acknowledge and worship Him on a national stage. People on TV talking about God, faith, and redemption, gets me every time.
The amazing part of Ted’s story is that no matter how bad things got, he kept working toward his goal, and he kept worshiping God. God is not moved by your whining, but He is moved by your worship. God can’t work with your pity party, but He can add increase to your work.
No matter how bad your situation looks, keep your faith. Continue trudging towards your ultimate goal, and acknowledge God in your work. His Word is clear. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Personally, I’m working hard to get what God has for me. My biggest interference is my fear. I fear that I’ve heard God wrong. I fear that this will end like last time. I fear I won’t live up to the hype. I fear that my past will come back to haunt me. But the amazing thing is God was already prepared for my fear, and He’s giving me His Word on how I should deal with my fear.
Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood. For your Maker is your husband—the LORD Almighty is his name—the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer (Isaiah 54:4-5).
For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you (Isaiah 41:13).
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland (Isaiah 43:18-19).
In order for your faith to work properly, you must get rid of your fear. Fear is false evidence that appears real. It shows up to knock you off your game. To shake your faith just enough to plant doubt and cause you to stop doing what God would like for you to do.
I’ve determined that I don’t care how this ends. I’m going full speed after what I heard God say. If I’m wrong, my prayers will keep me covered. I’ve given this vision to Him, so I trust Him to direct me and get me back on the right path. He always does. I will not lose because of my fear! I can’t. Too many people are depending on me to get this right. I’ve come to this place too many times not to get in. I’m standing at the door beating this time. “Let me in!!!”