Thursday, May 21, 2015

One Foot in Front of the Other

The moment of truth has arrived with a force noticeably stronger than a tornado blowing across the land. This ugly truth is not from God but the enemy who deceives the world. The world around you tells you that God is dead. It says that following Him is what sets you apart as different. The life you've chosen to live for Him and the calling He has given you is wrong. It will not lead you to anything but loneliness.

Yet that is the truth the enemy wants you to believe. He twists your mind into thinking you are really alone, strange, and not good enough. He feeds lies to deceive you into believing the line of naysayers along the way. 

Nonetheless, God is calling YOU to rise. 

He is calling your name. He whispers into your ear words to show you He is there. All you have to do is listen closely. Rise up and meet Him where He needs you to be. 


You don't have to be a Queen of a Castle to fulfill what He is calling you to do. You don't have to be the wealthiest or best educated. You don't have to have a long list of credentials either. You just have to be brave enough to walk the waters to Him, beyond what the enemy says along the way.

Nehemiah was a cupbearer, the lowest of the servant chain, testing the King's drinks for poison. He could have died in an instant with one taste. He still went out to help rebuild the Jerusalem wall. He was criticized the entire time by both enemies and those closest to Him. However, he still completed it. Not only did he hear God's voice calling him, but he finished the task given to him. He did not give in and quit.

How about you? What is God calling you to do? Will you put one foot in front of the other as you cross the ocean to Jesus? What or who is stopping you along the way? 


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10 comments:

  1. What a great exhortation, Carrie! Sometimes it's hard not to listen to the enemy because his words seem so real in our heads. I guess it comes down to being able to discern when he's speaking those lies and then counter them with God's truth.

    It truly is a one-step-at-a-time journey to fulfill the callings Jesus gives us, isn't it? LOVED this post tonight!

    I'm your FMF neighbor. :)

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne. I am so glad we are neighbors this week. I loved your post and beautiful sunset pictures as well.

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  2. What a beautiful picture of Nehemiah. Thank you.
    Hugs,
    Melinda
    (visiting from FMF and mghollis.wordpress.com)

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    1. Thank you, Melinda! I will be sure to check out your blog too!

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  3. "Gods not dead he's surely alive. He's roaring like a lion." That is where my brain went when I read your first paragraph. Love how you shared the story of Nehemiah too:

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    1. I may or may not have heard that song just a bit ago. Haha! Have a great weekend, Tara!

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  4. "You just have to be brave enough to walk the waters to Him, beyond what the enemy says along the way."

    Scary stuff here. But so worth it!

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    1. Definitely Marie! Sometimes, my feet get stuck because of those fears I tend to hear. Thanks for stopping by !

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  5. "You just have to be brave enough to walk the waters to Him, beyond what the enemy says along the way." I love this, Carrie! Great point. Thanks for the reminder.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

    http://www.blessedbeyondthemess.com

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement, friend!

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