What makes a person quit before they ever start? Is it a failure if you never actually begin? What about you? Do you have the confidence in your abilities that is needed to actually “start?” Have you given the Lord a “yes” on doing something without actually moving on it? Is there movement behind your yes?
These are questions that I ask myself all of the time, almost on a daily basis. Truth be told, i’ve had many ideas and opportunities to “start”. I’ve started and stopped blogging numerous times. I’ve had an “almost complete” photography website many times. I’ve said “almost” many times. I’ve started things many times in my mind that have never actually manifested in the real world.
What is the difference between the people that think about starting and the ones that actually do? I think the difference is that the one that actually starts has just enough confidence in themselves to get over the fear threshold of beginning something new, and increases in confidence as they are on the journey.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
In order for us to walk out the plan of God for our lives, we must lean on the confidence that God has in us. His plan for us is good and he expects us to look to Him for affirmation when we are lacking in confidence to start. If we never actually start walking out His plan for us, what will our future look like? How much hope will we truly have? Will we blame Him for never reaching the potential that He’s placed in us?
We tend to ask ourselves a lot of hard questions when beginning something new, questions that can easily talk us out of starting at all. Will you be brave enough to look past all of the questions and put some movement behind your “yes” and start?