Follow God With Boldness by Joyce Meyer - July 17, 2014
. . . the righteous are bold as a lion. —Proverbs 28:1, NKJV
God has uniquely created you and gifted you to fulfill His purpose for your life. It may be something others regard as “important,” or “cool,” or it may be something other people don’t find impressive.
For example, we live in a society that esteems being a doctor more highly than being a janitor; some believe leading a Bible study is somehow better than being a stay-at-home Mom, but really, what matters is that you do what God is calling you to do.
Regardless of your chosen profession or how you choose to spend the time God gives you upon this earth, the only way to find joy and satisfaction is to live your life according to His will.
The Holy Spirit leads us into the will of God. I have discovered that boldness is necessary in order to be led by the Holy Spirit,
because He may not always lead us to do what everyone else is
doing. Some insecure people tend to feel “safer” doing what others do. They are fearful of standing alone or going against the crowd.
But sometimes God calls us to do something new or different, and we need to be willing to “break the mold” and do whatever He asks. This is one way we honor God and express our love for Him.
Any time we step outside the boundaries of what other people say is permissible or “right,” we risk being judged or criticized.
Insecure people will usually give in to the expectations and
demands of others rather than face disapproval and possible
rejection. We must be secure in God and not allow such things to
keep us from following the Holy Spirit and fulfilling our God-given purpose.
Do you really believe you are doing what God created you to do or have you allowed other peoples’ opinions to cause you to hold
back? Great joy and many good things are waiting for you as you
move forward with courage into all God has called and created you to do!
Love God Today: What is it that you sense God is calling you to
do, but have lacked confidence to do in the past? Break the mold,
and be bold!