Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"The Future is a Phantom, Seeking to Spook You"

Do you ever think too much or worry about the future?  I know I have.  It's a daily battle to not go there.  As I read a devotional this morning, I was reminded of how I should laugh at the future instead of worry about it.

Several years ago, Larry and I were accepted to HCJB Global.  We were scared to start the process or rather, to start raising support.  We tried for a year and a half doing it our way wondering if we would ever get there.  Our fear of asking people to support us was greater at that time than our faith in the God that gives all things.  It wasn't until we stepped out of the boat, putting ALL of our trust in Him, that we began to see Him work it all out.  It's funny because I remember thinking, "Wow!  We were scared for nothing!  God is doing it all, it was actually easy doing it His way."

You see, when we decided to NOT be afraid and TRUST in the Lord, we actually had people asking how they could support us.  When we spoke with friends about what we were doing, they asked us how they could be apart of it!  I just had to laugh!  All that time spent being afraid of the rejection, of what others 'may think', and it was all for nothing.

The Lord says, "No weapon formed against me will prosper."  At first those waves of fear seemed treacherous.  Yet when we learn to fix our eyes on Him, the One who never changes, by the time those waves reach us they will have shrunk.

So today, I make a conscious decision to laugh about the unknown.  I pray that you will do the same and not remain stuck in the "phantom" of what truly does not exist.


  1. I so needed to read this at this very moment. How did He know!! We are about to embark on a new journey and I have just about worried myself sick about everything possible. So thank you Amanda for helping to remind me what I truly already know, I have nothing to fear!

  2. I'm so glad it helped, God knew. I'm glad he used the blog and devotion I'm reading to encourage you. Praise Him for that!