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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Keep on trying

Ever put yourself out there, to serve as God prompts? You get a nudge to offer yourself up in some way or another--time, words, possessions, money, prayers--so you...no, I sometimes skiddishly step out there in obedience. And I am very often skiddish and hesitant, even scared because I might be rejected. And often I am.

But guess what? Jesus was more rejected than I could ever be. And who am I to keep the goods to myself? If I'm not serving and putting myself out there, my friends and acquaintances are missing out and so am I. We all need the grace Christ offers us THROUGH THE BODY. And even though I am scared, as I serve, I learn (again) that his grace is sufficient and calms my fears. And (in theory) I should have more confidence next time I stick my neck out there. And they receive a blessing from God through me. It's a win-win.

So get involved. Let others be involved in your life. Love well. Let others love you well. And fear not. Stick your neck on out there. For me. For others. For you. For Jesus.


  1. thanks for sharing! sometimes i need a reminder...

  2. I needed to hear this, often afraid to do something new for others, afraid of how I'll be received. Thanks Rebecca!