I remembered the first time it was impressed on my heart to write my first book (His Treasured Possession). I never thought it was possible, I shied away from it, thinking I do not have what it takes as I saw myself as an ordinary person and not a writer. But it was all wrong beliefs I have carried for many years, that I cannot achieve great things.
How did I deal with this wrong belief?
I share the passion with few people that are positive-minded and care about me. I also used the word of God constantly to tell myself I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13). There are few stories in the bible that inspires me, and the story of Moses is one of them. Moses was a man who God asked to lead the Israelites out of the land of Egypt to the promised land. God told Moses to tell Pharaoh who was the king of Egypt to let the Israelites go so that they can be free from slavery.
But Moses said to God, “I am nobody. How can I go to the king and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” (GNT)
Even after God promised Moses, he was going to be with him and showed Moses many miraculous signs. Moses still came up with these excuses:
“What if the people don’t believe me.
“Lord do not send me. I have never been a good speaker, and I have not become one since you began to speak to me.”
“I am a poor speaker, slow and hesitant”.
Wow!! This was me and I believe many of us are still like Moses today. For me, these were my excuses.
“Lord, I am a single parent.”
“Lord, I am too busy with work to write a book.”
“Lord where do I start from as I am not too good at expressing myself in writing.”
“Lord, I am not that intelligent.”
“Lord, what will people say about me, when they read my story?”
The excuses can go on and on!!!
But like Moses, God was not ready to give up on me, because God knows that I have what it takes to start and to complete the book he has led my heart to write.
YES! It is so nerve-wracking when we have to leave our comfort zone to the unfamiliar area. I understand and I get it because I have been there, and I still do get nervous sometimes when stepping into new projects. But I have learned to completely trust in God, which is why I encourage you today, that if God has asked you to do something you are not familiar with, He will equip you to do the job. 1 Corinthians 1:27 (GNT) states that, “God purposely chose what the world considers nonsense to shame the wise, and he chose what the world considers weak in order to shame the powerful”. This verse is saying to every person feeling weak reading this right now or you feel like you are not strong enough, God wants to use you for wonderful things for His glory. Allow him and trust Him for a great future.
I hope someone has been encouraged and has enjoyed reading this post. Do you have any questions? Feel free to comment below or use the contact form on the contact page to get in touch with me. Stay blessed my Treasured People.