No Fear

fear-courage1“I will not fear my future when it’s in God’s hands.” — Dineen Miller, a divine seed of a thought planted by God.

Lately I’ve sensed God preparing me for a change. He’s said twice he wants me to walk the path he created specifically for me. At first, I was fearful, afraid it would meant giving up a long-held dream. Then I wondered the opposite. Could it be the realization of that dream? I found myself in a state of trepidation, afraid to hope and scared to think.

Afraid of what my future held.

But even in the midst of my fear, God is gracious and caring. I can look back and see many times where He gave me a sense of something to come, then small words and nudges here and there for reassurance and guidance. Until finally, I recognized the shift in my heart that allowed me to walk forward in obedience and confidence.

God knows how weak we are. We merely need to make the gesture, the first step of willingness, and He comes in and prepares us for what’s next, so that we can let go of what we cling to in order to receive something greater.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. — Jeremiah 29:11

God is not content for us to live, breath, and do what is good when He has a specially designed plan for us that’s best. We can choose to walk in fear or we can trust God and allow our fear to be transformed into courage and confidence.

Thus in light of this recent preparation, I’m ready to walk forward on a new path with the reassurance that my future’s truly in God’s hands and is better than the good I’ve clung to. I’m ready to go forward and discover God’s best.

Praying and believing,
Dineen

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11 thoughts on “No Fear

  1. LynnLynn

    Wow Dineen,

    God is not content for us to live, breath, and do what is good when He has a specially designed plan for us that’s best. ~AMEN

    I am on this scary but “best for me path” next to you. Awesome post. Hugs.

  2. Karen

    Thank you Dineen for this post. In one part you said, “God knows how weak we are. We merely need to make the gesture, the first step of willingness, and He comes in and prepares us for what’s next, so that we can let go of what we cling to in order to receive something greater.”

    Recently God has asked me to let go a friendship that I have held dear to me for so long. I’ve been willing but it’s been hard to do. But I know He has asked me to do this because He has something greater for me to receive. I can so totally relate to this post in more ways than one. God has called me to also step out and pursue a passion of mine. While that’s exciting, it is also a tad bit scary as well. But I’m walking in faith, doing my best to listen to His guidance and follow His leading.

    Take care,
    Karen

  3. BP

    “God is not content for us to live, breath, and do what is good when He has a specially designed plan for us that’s best.”

    This stuck out to me today. This is so very true. It is hard to see sometimes for me but I know it is true.

  4. MarshaMarsha

    Unfortunately, fear of the unknown seems to grip us women especially. Making that choice to walk in obedience rather than fear is SO hard sometimes. Praise God He continually woos us inwardly to press on, to take His hand and trust Him.

    Thanks for these encouraging words, Dineen. I’m so thankful you’ve joined the writing team! 🙂

  5. eph2810

    You are right Dineen. Some times fear keeps us from walking a new path God has laid out for us (well, it is true for me)…I know that I can put my trust in Him, because He has seen me through so many new thing I feared before 🙂
    Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with us.

  6. AngieAngie

    Dineen, I believe we are all in the same pattern of thinking right now! I have not been able to blog visit this week as I normally do, but during my devotional time one morning…the topic you have shared goes hand in hand with what my heart has been spilling forth to Him!

    YOU are such an incredible heart for HIM!

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