Don’t hesitate.

Don’t assume failure will be the outcome. Your next “try” could lead to success.

Don’t assume failure will be the outcome. Your next “try” could lead to success.

The other day a good friend of mine called out of the blue (we hadn’t spoken in months) and gave me a powerful word of encouragement. I knew she was inspired by God because of the simplicity and depth of the words. What did she say?

“God told me to tell you…Don’t hesitate.”

How did she know that’s exactly what I needed to hear? She probably didn’t, but God did. You see I have a pattern. Everyone has a pattern. I am blessed that I have finally realized what mine is. Every time I approach an opportunity for growth or promotion I…hesitate.

I work hard (years of preparation) to reach my goals. But when the opportune time arrives, I begin to second guess myself…

“What if this isn’t right? I should change this. This isn’t perfect. What if I fail? Maybe this isn’t God’s will. I should be helping others reach their goals instead of focusing on mine.”

Enough.

Don’t hesitate says it all. Does it speak to you? The Bible says…

James 1:6-8
Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind. For truly, let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything [he asks for] from the Lord, [For being as he is] a man of two minds (hesitating, dubious, irresolute), [he is] unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything [he thinks, feels, decides].” (Amplified Bible)

If we truly believe God is for us then He will give us strength to step into the unknown, take chances, and yes, even fail. But we shouldn’t assume failure will be the outcome. Your next “try” could lead to success. So in all that God leads you to do, don’t hesitate.

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Valerie Morrow

Valerie Morrow was born-again at the tender age of 5, but has been chasing Jesus and the will of God seriously for about 10 years. She is well acquainted with the struggles and triumphs of Christian women. As a busy (we prefer the word productive) wife, mother, entrepreneur, leader, ministry student and writer, she focuses on being well-balanced, as a necessity in life. Valerie has been a waitress, a secretary, a receptionist, a marketing assistant, an account coordinator, an account manager, a marketing director, a business owner and the "candy lady." She has learned the meaning of being secure in Christ regardless of your position or function in life and loves to share her insights through devotionals, bible studies and "self- improvement" articles from a Biblical perspective. Valerie is the wife of Henry Morrow and the mother of two children. She is an active member of Victory Life Faith Center under the leadership of Pastor Lewis Brown.

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