Yesterday, I was on the phone giggling with my Chicago friend, Chris, about all the fun adventures we did from concerts to bike rides, and not so fun adventures of raising the kids as single moms.
We wondered how we survived all those years and now that both of our kids are in their twenties, I stated, “We didn’t think. We just did.”
She said, “Lisa, what I loved about you was you would always say, “I’m Jesus’s favorite.You just believed that no matter what was put in front of you, God had you.”
I DID ! I had complete confidence to do anything!
When the call ended I remembered what my close friend,Lisa, said to me recently, “Since when did you lose your self- confidence?”
That comment stung but was partly true. I think through my sickness I did lose some of my confidence.
Well today is a different story!
I watched a sermon by Dr. Charles Stanley on t.v. today about courage. It hit me my self-confidence never was about me, it was about the power of God living in me.God wants us to be bold and face everything and anything knowing he has us.
All the trials that I faced being a broke single mom,running a business, raising kids by myself, and being alone, I didn’t think, I just did . How? Because I knew, GOD KNEW what was going on.
Why did I trust him less with my health?
As I’m writing this blog, I am remembering the 4th of July. There was a parachuter ready to make the jump off the cliff. I yelled,”Good luck ! You are brave. I wouldn’t do it.”
His friend responded,”You could do it.”
I quipped,” I am not that girl anymore.”
The stranger quickly responded, “Yes you are ! You look fit.You’re still that girl.”
She was right. I AM THAT GIRL!
We have the power of the Holy Spirit living in us. It takes courage to be obedient to God and trust Him completely because sometimes life doesn’t make sense.
At the end of Dr. Charles Stanley’s sermon this morning,he challenged the viewers to read Joshua1:1-9 for a week and see how God would change their life?
Are you ready to join me in the challenge?
So today as I sit on my front porch, I am remembering the Bible verse from today’s sermon, “Be strong and courageous. The Lord is with you wherever you go .” Joshua1:9
How do you beat that?
So this week, don’t think. Just trust and jump. GOD has you! He is the perfect parachute.