What if there was one thing that you could do that would make all the difference in the world? Like you knew the winning lottery numbers, or knew the career that would guarantee you success, or the person to be in a relationship that would be fantastic forever, or the thing to say to your kids to keep them on the straight and narrow? This month we’ve talked about a lot of things with regards to fear and the challenges it brings to our lives as well as the blessing in a different kind of fear, Fearing God. And while I probably don’t have answers to the one thing that you think will make your life great in that list, I do have the answer to your fears: take it one step at a time.
With the exception of the Resurrection Jesus really did things step by step during His time on earth. He walked among people just like you and me, He built relationships, told stories, got involved in people’s concerns and their joys, and each day was one step closer to the big moment of His death and Resurrection. Yes, He could have just come to earth and proclaimed that we were all free because He said so, but instead He chose to take the time to get to know us and let us get to know Him and then show us how much we matter(ed) to Him.
On this blog we spend a month on each topic (this month is fear), and some topics we cover over the whole year (this year is about freedom) because we don’t usually learn things instantly, instead we have to be exposed to them over and over again. God doesn’t expect us to conquer our fears by ripping off the proverbial band-aid, but knows that typically we’ll work through our fears a little at a time. The goal with each step is to move out of fear and into the powerful, competent, amazing person that God has created us to be. Which way are you moving in your life?
“We all show the Lord’s glory, and we are being changed to be like him. This change in us brings more and more glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18