I’ve been reading through the Book of Jeremiah lately. A verse in today’s reading resonated with me. Jeremiah, the prophet, was once again telling King Zedekiah some hard to hear truth about surrendering.
King Zedekiah responded, “But I am afraid to surrender,” the king said, “for the Babylonians may hand me over to the Judeans who have defected to them. And who knows what they will do to me!” (38:19)
The king’s words are so familiar to me. But I am afraid to surrender…
Raise your hand if you’ve been there before.
How many times in our lives do we know, deep down, what the Lord wants us to do but we resist because we fear the consequences? What we are being asked to do seems like certain “death.”
If we read further a long we discover that King Zedekiah refused to let go. He held on tight and it cost him dearly.
This tragic story reminded me that, if we truly want to live, there comes a time when we must make the decision to do whatever it takes to move forward in the direction God is leading us. We relinquish the control and the pride. We face our fear. We let go, we jump, and we trust.
It will be uncomfortable. And, it might be the hardest decision of your life. You might not land where you wanted to land. Yet, it’s in this decision to trust God 100% that something incredible happens…something beautiful.
We’re facing our fears and jumping Into the Beautiful today. As you jump, grab the button and come link up!
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