Let’s face it, I am a big pansy. I am afraid of everything. I don’t like rollercoasters, I don’t like scary movies, and my biggest fear is skunks. Of all things! I’m a big chicken. So reading Scripture today I was struck by Psalm 27 where it said, “The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?”
Being such a baby, how was I not too scared when God led me to be a missionary? Well, the truth is, I WAS pretty scared. I had two jobs, a car, friends… It was intimidating thinking about leaving all that. I had never been in Life Teen at home and I’d only been to Covecrest (where the missionaries live) twice so I barely knew anyone. This was going to be a huge step for me, but I really felt in my heart that it was where I was supposed to be so I put my trust in God.
Somehow I knew that no matter how scared I was, the Lord wouldn’t call me to something that wasn’t good. As a big scaredy-cat, I know that this confidence couldn’t have come from me. I would never have been able to leave my home and my family if it weren’t for God giving me the strength.
When God invites you into a deeper relationship with Him, don’t hold back! He will give you the courage to overcome all fear.
“Be not afraid!” (John Paul II)