Are you starting something new in your life? It's easy to be intimidated by the size of a new project, a job change, a brand new baby or a housekeeping goal. You might be thinking, What have I gotten myself into??
I think that every time I stand in front of a blank wall with a paint brush in my hand. How am I going to pull this one off? I'm torn by self-doubt and fear of failure.
This week, I'll start a different type of work project that I've never done before. I feel small and insufficient. I lack the talent and the degree to be fully confident in myself.
But maybe that's where God wants me. Insufficient in my own strength and fully dependent on His.
When the task seems too big, a small start seems awfully insignificant. But God rejoices to see the work begin when we commit our plans and ways to Him. Our job is to take that first step and let God do His part by seeing us through to the end.
Even if you've started before and failed, use today to take another run at it. It takes work and patience to begin something new, and this is no different. Respect the process of learning and growing, and then allow Him to give you the grace to succeed.
Today's Small Thing is to print off Zech. 4:10 and put it where you can see it. When you start feeling discouraged, use it to remind you that God is working in you, helping you and rejoicing over you.
Don't worry about the outcome--remember, that's HIS job!
POINTS: 30 for putting April's verse up somewhere
How can we pray for each other this week? Feel free to let your Company Girls know.