Truth or Dare
Growing up, I’m sure you all played the game “truth or dare” at least once or twice. I would just about always choose truth rather than dare because the idea of being honest was much less terrifying than performing whatever dare my friends might come up with! Putting my fate into someone else’s hands simply was NOT my forte!
Even now, I still admit that it is difficult giving up that control and trusting my life to others. It’s quite possibly one of the greatest struggles I have had in my relationship with God. But why? God has proven time and time again to be faithful and when I trust Him completely, He provides some of the greatest adventures of my life!
Take Generation Eve for example. I’ve had a passion for writing that dates back to high school. Funny enough, I had a boyfriend at the time who wrote poetry to me and, as silly as I felt, I began writing back. It was puppy love and, yes, I’m fairly certain that my poems almost always rhymed. Seriously, please don’t laugh… I giggle at myself enough! But, that struck my passion for expressing myself through writing and I haven’t stopped since. Sharing my inner thoughts with a single person was frightful enough, but sharing with you all took that to a completely different level! Being asked to be a part of Generation Eve was a great honor, and I knew I yearned to put myself out there, yet that fear of “jumping” was quite overwhelming. Thoughts of failure riddled my mind. “What if I wasn’t very good? What if, instead of being good at writing, I was terrible? What if I offended someone? Or worse, I overlooked grammatical errors and was condemned for my improper usage for life?!” But *sigh of relief*, the exhilaration of it all far outweighed my fears. I took the dare. I trusted God, and I knew He was calling, and I am beyond thankful that I stepped out in faith. Not everything I write and release will speak to every reader, but if what I share changes just one person and leads him or her closer to God, then by all means, accepting that challenge will be worth it!
There have been other times that I have stepped out of my comfort zone to follow God’s lead and I can promise you that not once have I regretted it- from simply sharing a Bible verse with someone via text to befriending and feeding some homeless men! So I ask you, are you hanging onto control when perhaps that’s the one thing getting in the way of you experiencing God on a completely different level? Are you missing out on being able to share your own “God stories” because you’re fearful of how silly you might look or what others might think of you? Shouldn’t our only concern be what God thinks of us and what we do to bring others to Him? Friends, when it comes to matters of the Kingdom, it will definitely be in your best interest to choose both Truth and Dare. God’s guidance will always line up with the Truth written within His Word.
Taking that leap of faith is the scariest, yet most exhilarating, move you’ll ever make!
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