God has a plan. I know that in my heart, but at times my mind says, "Are you sure?" Experience has proven that often times His plan is what we least expect and when that's the case I often don't understand.
As if misunderstanding isn't enough, doubt and fear tend to make their presence known as well.
When God calls me out of my comfort zone, I know the right thing to do. It's as Nike says, "Just do it!"
Though I know the right thing, all too often I sound like my child, "but...." Then I hear our pastor's wife, "The right thing usually isn't the easy thing."
As God calls me out of my comfort zone, and you out of yours because He will, He has a plan. Maybe our actions will impact another - by hearing about our faith, they will want the same or maybe our confidence in Christ will encourage a fellow believer to take a stand or maybe God is simply trying to strengthen and mature me to preparation for what lies ahead.
So in the moments when I'm doubtful and afraid rather than asking God, I need to ask myself, "Are you sure?" "Jill, are you sure you believe God works all things together for good? Are you sure you can do all things thru Christ who strengthens you? Are you sure you love the Lord with all your heart, soul and mind?"
I'm sure my mind believes that, now my life needs to prove it.