A Letter to My Friend

A Letter to My Friend

Do you see it? How your preoccupation with life’s uncertainty affects you?

I see it.

I see it as opportunity after opportunity passes you by. I see them go while you refuse to act because of your great fear of failing or making the wrong decision. I see it as you live in your rear-view mirror wishing you had taken action – regretting missing the opportunity, but still unable to take the next one that comes because you are crippled by your fear of the unknown.

I see it as you become angry and discouraged.

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I see it as you become cynical in your thinking, saying…

“I can’t”

“I never win”

“I will always fail”

“I never get a break”

Small wins are seen suspiciously, like you are waiting for the other shoe to drop.

You sink into depression

You stop believing

You become faithless

You have lost all hope.

You stop trying.

I know you don’t want this fear of uncertainty to rule your life. I know you want to live by faith. I know you want to be confident and certain. I know you feel you can’t.

I want so badly to help you see that you are putting your confidence in the wrong place. You are putting it in what you see, not in what God promises.

Oh how I want you to see that there is a better way. How God has given us all we need for that better way. How I want to tell you the answer is in abiding in him.

The bible says to ABIDE in him you must DO what he says.

Obey.

Such a strange thing that to obey in the hard things… the things that appear to require us to give more than we have… are the very things that bring Faith, Trust, Certainty.

It’s like the child hanging on the monkey bars. Too scared to let go, not trusting enough to believe that their parent will catch them. Not understanding that the leap of faith is small because the parent is more than able, willing, and ready to catch them. So they cling to the bar and hang in suspension and become desperate in their inability to act. That is how I see you.

Obey, let go, trust. And then cling to him my friend.

 

Question: What is God asking you to do that feels like more than you are able to give? Join the conversation by commenting Here.

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26815_1382365237470_2868671_n Kari Day is a woman passionately pursuing Jesus in her everyday life…stumbling and falling along the way. She is the co-founder of Allied Women a community of women helping women to pursue God’s purpose for them. Kari is driven by a passion to see women change the world for Christ by living fully in the purpose he has created them to live. She blogs about living life intentionally and abiding in Jesus at KariDay.com and Allied-Women.com She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three kids, golden retriever and new kitten she recently rescued from under the house. You can connect with Kari on Facebook.

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One Response to A Letter to My Friend

  1. {Melinda} I struggle with this so much … the beast of fear. Sometimes I do such a great job of trusting and then the enemy hits me at a very vulnerable spot and I’m back in a pit of anxiety. I am so grateful that Jesus meets me there every time and graciously helps me crawl my way out — back to His feet. Beautiful post, Kari. :)
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