Ever had an amazing idea, shared it with someone you thought would encourage you, only to have them step all over it and tell you every reason why it won’t work – at least for you?
The Bible says ‘don’t cast’ your pearls before swine’. But you thought this little piggy was on your side! At least they always have been before.
And then you’re confused, discouraged and not sure what went wrong. Am I talking to you right now?
Sometimes the people in life that have gotten you here, can’t get you ‘there’. In fact, they can’t even go with you on the journey.
It’s not because YOU have done anything wrong. It’s because their view of ‘how things should be’ doesn’t match the call on your life.
In short, you’ve outgrown them.
You can’t listen to those who have never done what you want to do tell you how impossible it is for you to move forward.
They don’t think it’s possible because they’ve never done it and they don’t think it’s your turn before they get there.
Actually, when people see you step out where they are afraid to – some LASH out.
Boom. Heavy truth. But necessary for those busting into arenas not stepped into before by anyone in their immediate circle.
Don’t let other people’s fears hold YOU back. Just because they have been scared to go, haven’t made that move, or haven’t grown as fast as you doesn’t mean that you are called to stay back and wait for them.
You might even be called to go before them and lead them.
That can scare the pants off of someone with short-sighted vision, who has been leading you in the past, or hasn’t been given the vision for the future that you have.
KNOW WHERE and WHAT YOUR GIFT IS and don’t FEAR using YOUR gift – the WAY He gifted YOU.
I’m here today to cheer you on, to let you know that there are people in your new corner that you didn’t even know were there.
That ‘new’ or ‘different’ can be scary and hard and maybe even lonely for a minute, but oh so worth facing your fears.
You CAN do it. Fulfill your call. Take the leap. Live the dream. And look back and listen to those same people say, “I always knew it was in them.”