This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Matthew 6:31-32 (ESV)
Today I am thinking about how I might fail to act when the timing is right, but the provisions are not in place. Yesterday, I talked about how I can fail to act, because I lack the confidence. That is one way I sometimes stand in my own way.
Sometimes, however, I also get in my own way when I worry about provisions versus timing. I can know deep down inside that the timing is right but I hesitate because I can’t see around the corner to know what will happen. As a result, I feel paralyzed and don’t act. This was my experience when I was on the fence about leaving my corporate job. I knew my soul had served its time. I knew I had outgrown the role. But I also knew that my household was a two-income household. I needed to have answers to those questions too. But one day I was in the office, in a meeting and the words came to me “It is time.” I heard those words. I felt those words. It was that still small voice that sometimes I can go years and not hear but when I hear it, I’ve learned that it will not mislead. I just need to simply respond. I have learned that timing should be the compulsion behind my actions. I shouldn’t allow insufficient provisions to hold me back because, ultimately, God is my Provider.
Last month I celebrated ten years of leaving my corporate job, and today I am an entrepreneur and an author. I have not looked back. I have learned that there are two types of people: those who leap and those who regret they didn’t. The Words that comfort me are “Do not be anxious saying, what shall we eat, what shall we drink, what shall we wear? For your Heavenly Father knows that you need them all.” Matthew 6:31-32 (ESV)
Tomorrow, let’s talk about having a genuine talk with God. Share this reflection with others and encourage those in your life who are on the edge to step into their truth.
Today, let’s be known for taking action and not for regretting that we did not.