Sometimes taking the step to change your life or just a part of your life can be so intimidating. The constant thoughts that roll around in your head are enough to make anyone give up. It’s not worth it. I can’t do it. I am not strong enough. Others will think that I can’t do it. It’s too hard. I am who I am. Those thoughts are created from fear. Fear is not from God. Isaiah 43:1 tells us not to be scared. God has called YOU by name. You. God has called you. He loves you. He wants you to be successful in every aspect of your life. He wants you to live in peace knowing that He is holding your hand all day long.
So, how can we step out and make a fresh start when we really don’t even know what to say? Can someone just give me the exact words to pray – maybe a formula so I can get my life on track? Here is my advice. Just close your eyes, and ask God to give you the words. God doesn’t require fancy; he just requires a willing heart. Romans 8:26b states, “… We do not know how to pray or what we should pray for, but the Holy Spirit prays to God for us with sounds that cannot be put into words.” This is our hope. We are never alone. God will help you take that first step to change. God will utter that first word for you. God is the solution to any and every problem that you may face. I’m not going to lie – knowing that God will basically say the words for me instantly makes me feel 100% better. The need to be perfect, to say the perfect prayer, no longer exists.
It’s not going to be easy. Change is hard. So hard. But there are two things that I am certain of:
- God wants you to win
- The devil doesn’t
Today step out in faith. Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks. Pray – even if you are only saying God’s name over and over. He doesn’t care what you’re saying; he just wants you to sit with him awhile. And if you are in a situation where you are fearful of stepping out please remember the following: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phillipians 4:13.
Say it over and over and over.