Monday, November 19, 2007

Keeping On

Today I told a friend not to neglect doing something positive for herself, even if others are negative. (Or something like that.) Sometimes we can let the opinions of others dictate our decisions. It can be hard not to, especially if the others are significant.

Listen to that little voice inside you, the one that is asking you to break out of your shell of insecurity to move forward in following your dream.

Be coaxed by the love of God that calls to greater things. Be willing to throw off the status quo, to be the seedling that sprouts into a great tree.

Even Jesus said to Peter, "Get thee behind me, Satan!" At times our greatest allies, our closest friends, can provide temptation to stray from the path.

True courage is not about feeling brave, it's about following the call even when you feel scared.

2 comments:

Ashley Weis said...

Amen, Esther. Thank you for that truth. I have been struggling with insecurity, caused by what people think of me, of course.

Thanks!

-your sister-
Ashley

Esther said...

Hi, Ashley -

Wouldn't it be something if we changed colors like a mood ring when we felt insecure? I think we'd be amazed at what a large insecure family of human beings we are!

May He be our peace when we feel ready to change hue. :)

"In quietness and confidence shall be your strength..." (from Isaiah)

Bless you, sister -
Esther