“Get the ‘But’ Out the Way”
By Hannah Keeley
Do you have a dream or a vision, but keep on shrinking back from it? All you need to do is get your big, fat “BUT” out of the way and make some progress! Here’s how the story usually goes:
God gives you a big dream, one of those “goosebump” dreams that wakes you up in the morning and tucks you in bed at night. You imagine it. Pretty soon, you actually believe you can do it. Then you begin to take physical steps toward seeing that dream become a reality.
BUT something happens. You shrink back as soon as you make progress.
It’s your big, fat, BUT!
BUT what if I look foolish?
Let me help you out with this one–You WILL look foolish! That’s the biggest reason people don’t step out and accomplish their purpose is because they have a fear of man, that others will look down on them, judge them, or think they are foolish. Go ahead and get comfortable with the fact that if you don’t look different, you will be just like everyone else. And unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’ll know that everyone else’s way is not working. The majority of people today are broke, anxious, stressed, and falling apart. Do you really want those kind of results? I didn’t think so. Take the narrow path, Mama, The view is so much better.
BUT what if it doesn’t work out?
I’ll help you out with this one, too. It’s NOT YOUR JOB to work it out. That’s God’s job. He’s in charge of getting the results He wants. Your only job is obedience. When He says to do something, you just do it, without getting all caught up in what the results are going to look like, or whether they will fit what you want or not. God knows your desires because He planted them in you, and He is more than enough to make sure they come to pass–HIS way, not yours. You’re not in charge of the results. He is. Let Him do His job. Hey, God gave you the dream and the results are a reflection on Him. Don’t you think He’s going to work it out? As long as He gets the credit, the results are going to be spectacular–beyond anything you could do on your own. Your only job is just to do what He tells you to do and leave the rest up to Him.
So I’m telling you today DO NOT SHRINK BACK! God always expands and grows, and as His blood-bought child, you should always be expanding and growing, too. Never shrinking back and never running away! So get your big, fat BUT out of the way and get going, Mama!
Hannah Keeley was once in overwhelmed mom living in a cluttered house, deep in debt, out of shape, and barely hanging on. But one day, after finding herself sobbing uncontrollably into a pile of clean laundry, she realized God has bigger and better plans for her (just like He does for each one of His children). Beginning that day, she began making changes in her life that took her from overwhelmed to overjoyed. Today, she’s helping moms do the same. Hannah, her husband, Blair, and their seven children live in Richmond, Virginia, and are having the time of their lives!
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