Marian P. Merritt - Lagniappe

Where the Bayous Meet the Mountains

Thursday, February 02, 2006

The Vultures come, but…

Seems like birds are my theme lately.
These birds however, are unwelcome. The vultures of doubt come to pick away at my armor. His armor.

“Who do you think you are?” One pecks at my confidence.

“You can’t write.” another pecks.

Still another pecks. “You can’t teach.”

Things, I know, God has called me to do.

Yet, I hear their voices.

In the past, I would have allowed the doubt to dissolve my confidence and retreated to the safety of my comfort zone.

Today, I stop to pray.

Now, things are different. Instead of walking on my confidence, I’m walking on God confidence and trusting in His promises.

He promised to honor my obedience. That’s enough to give me the strength to shoo away these vultures of doubt. I’m reminded that vultures do not prey on the living. If I keep God’s spirit alive in me and rely on His word for my confidence, then these predators have no power over me. They may come, but can’t accomplish their objective.

Maybe He's expanding my comfort zone...

Suggestion for today:
Examine your armor. Are there holes for the vultures of doubt to peck through?

1 comment:

Heather Diane Tipton said...

How are you doing with those voices of doubt today?

Do you just not answer email? LOL

Praying for you my friend.