Are You Feeling Stuck and Afraid?

Pic of beginning growth of carrotsI notice as time passes quickly and so many things remain unchanged in my life as I press on, that I find myself wrestling with feeling stuck and afraid.  It is an amazing battle as I continue pushing ahead with Your Fourth Day Connection everyday.  I don’t always do as well, accomplish as much or am as productive as I’d like to be each day.  I wrestle with thoughts of those who are already successful and don’t appear to have any troubles.  I wonder if I will succeed and if the things I am doing are the right ways to move forward.  I pursue some ideas while others slip away and I wonder whether if I’m following the right ones.

As I push forward some days are full of wonder, confidence, hope and excitement and some days are full of fear, anxiety, dread and what if’s.   As I fretfully prayed yesterday morning the Lord remind me not to despise the day of small beginnings.  I didn’t give it much thought because this ‘small beginning’ is taking a lot of time and not much is coming from it.  Its been so long that doesn’t seem like a beginning anymore but after stumbling on an article the other day, I am encouraged and reminded by those words “Don’t despise the day of small beginnings”.  Zech 4:10

I suppose beginning’s can take longer then we expect and discouragement can set in if we are not careful.  This could be the beginning of quitting and thinking we missed God all together.  As I continue to watch my little business evolve and move differently then I anticipated I am learning to trust the changes will lead to where I hope to be. Some have taken much longer then I would have thought and as I approach a new launch date for the website I wrestle with the what if’s.

If you are wrestling with the ‘what if’s’ and the ‘how to’s remember what the Lord has said to You.  If you are in the days of a small beginning of something you desire to see happen and its not going exactly as you thought choose to trust Him anyway!  Isaiah 58:11 says, The Lord will guide you always … He doesn’t give you an idea, desire or purpose and leave you to figure it out on your own.  He promises to guide us if we seek Him. When we do all we can He does the rest to accomplish what we can’t.  Remember to keep the eyes of your heart on Him and not on the circumstances because they can create discouragement.

Don’t allow the fear of the what if’s and not knowing how to keep you feeling stuck and afraid.  What are some of your small beginnings and how did you push past them.

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