In the past I’ve had lots of business ideas. Most of them were photography ideas that probably would’ve been quite profitable if I would actually have taken them off the ground. So you may wonder what stopped me. I think it was doubt that I’d succeed. (though nothing would’ve happened if I had failed except I would hopefully learn from the experience!) I guess you could say it was just fear of the unknown — stepping out of my comfort zone and trying something new!
With those ideas it doesn’t really matter that I never accomplished any of those short-lived ideas. Who knows where they might have taken me, but life has gone a different path. However, it got me to thinking about how when there is something we know the Lord wants us to do and we don’t do it for the same reasons. Fear of failure, having to go out of our comfort zone, doubt that we’re good enough, ect. But with the Lord we don’t have to worry about those things! If He calls you to do something then He’s going to help you succeed. “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” — Phillipians 4:13.
Think back to Matthew 14 when the Lord bid Peter to come to him. Peter stepped right out of the boat and started walking on the water! (“…for with God all things are possible” – Mark 10:27) When was it that he started sinking? When he took his eyes off the Lord and looked at his surroundings. (For we walk by faith, not by sight:” – 2 Corinthians 5:7) But did the Lord just let him sink? Of course not! In verse 31 we read, “ And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” The same still applies today — the Lord isn’t going to let you sink if you are taking a step of faith to do something He asked you to do!
What is the Lord asking you to do? “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” – Isaiah 6:8
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.” — Psalms 28:7