THOUGH YOU MAY NOT BE MUCH OF A RISK TAKER, BE WILLING TO GO OUT ON A LIMB WITH ME.
If that is where I am leading you, it is the safest place to be.
I want you to follow wherever I lead— even if it's out of your comfort zone.
I will help you learn to follow me confidently rather than fearfully.
Bring all your fears to Me.
Fears that are not dealt with tend to magnify themselves.
Expose them to the revealing Light of My Presence, and they will shrink to manageable proportions.
Some of them may even appear comical in this Light.
As fearfulness loosens its grip on you, you are freed to follow Me.
Grasp My hand tightly as we edge our way out onto the limb.
Since I go before you in this adventure, you can keep your eyes on Me as you step out in faith.
Soon we will get to a resting place, and then you can look back and see how far you've already come.
While gripping My hand to steady yourself, dare to venture a look toward the horizon; enjoy the view from this new perspective!
You are actually safer here—out on this limb with Me— than you would be on the ground.
In this new, challenging environment you stay alert: communicating with Me continually, holding My hand for support.
Overly familiar surroundings may feel more secure, but they can lull you into sleepy self-reliance.
That is when you tend to forget about Me; it's also when you are most likely to fall.
Follow Me confidently wherever I lead, and the Shelter of My Presence will keep you safe.
From " Jesus Lives " by Sarah Young
"If the Lord delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand."
"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." HEBREWS 12:2
"In the shelter of your presence you hide them from the intrigues of men; in your dwelling you keep them safe from accusing tongues."