I know you’ve called me to something great, something amazing, something life-changing.
But there are many days when I don’t feel great or amazing. Many days, it’s hard for me to see how you are going to use me in the ways I believe you are showing me.
I’m scared. I’m scared to expose myself to people who may criticize my work, or maybe not understand it. I’m afraid to niche to the exact people you are directing me to – I don’t want to pigeonhole myself into a place where I’m not able to serve everyone.
But, I can’t ignore where you’re leading me. I can’t silence my heart when it hurts for the challenges I see this special group of people go through. I know I can help them, and I believe you will use me to do it.
But I’m afraid to step out, fully exposed. What if I get it wrong? What if I mess things up? What if no one likes what I have to offer?
Lord, I pray for a holy boldness like never before. Let my confidence in you rise up in my work. Let me trust in the gift you’ve given me. And I will step boldly into my calling.
I will rest in the fact that where I am weak you are strong. I may look silly. I may get it wrong. I may be misunderstood. I may be criticized or judged. But I’m going to keep moving and keep serving.
And I will share my gifts to the world – even if I’m feeling scared. I pray for confidence and boldness in the midst of fear. And I know without a doubt that you are and forever will be with me.
2 Chronicles 32:8