Confession Time

Hello fellow faith walkers, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on Out The Boat. When I started this blog my goal was to be an encouragement to people who were taking leaps of faith and jumping out the boat to do whatever God has called them to do. I have to be honest that lately I haven’t felt very encouraged myself so I haven’t posted anything.

I was tired of jumping out the boat, sinking, then jumping back in…over and over again. I was tired of feeling like I was praying to a brick wall when I could have been spending time catching up on Game of Thrones before the new season starts. I was tired of watching everyone else’s prayers get answered while I still waited. Yes, I’ve been having a selfish moment. Who am I to question God’s timing? I am nothing but a little grey worm (shout out to my fellow GOT fans).

The truth is God answers my prayers every single day that I wake up in my right mind. God knows what obstacles I’m facing and He always makes a way. He always provides for my needs. There are just some things that I have to wait a bit longer before I see them manifested in my life.  God can not be rushed so I have no choice but to be patient because I want the best He has for me.

Another thing I realized is that sometimes the best way to encourage others is to let them know they are not alone in their struggles. I feel as if I’ve failed my fellow faith walkers by only writing when I feel like it or when I feel strong. The truth is that sometimes I need encouraging too. I have days when I don’t feel like I’m worthy of my calling and there are some days I feel like giving up but I know that I’m not the only one. So, I promise I’ll do better posting regularly.

You all keep praying for me…I’m praying for you. God Bless!

 

We Really Need To Stop Meeting Like This

Fear, we meet again. Didn’t we just have this same conversation last week? You say I can’t make it and this time it’s really the end. You tell me that everyone will shake their heads in pity or laugh at me. I’ve heard it all before and I’m tired of listening to you. You’re a liar. God said that I can do all things through Christ. He also said that even though I may fall seven times, I will rise again. I will put my trust in God because no one who hopes in Him will ever be put to shame.

I realize that God has never failed me but you, Fear, have done nothing but hold me back. I’m not sure why I keep allowing you to take up residency inside my head. Well, let this be your eviction notice.

“For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV