Dear God!

Help God!  I  Don't Want To Fail.
by Gail Ramsey

Dear God,

You’ve given me such an overwhelming vision! I want desperately to bring it to pass, but I’m afraid that I won’t be able to. I am surely the “weakest link” in the group, and I don’t want to fail you. Help!

Your Fearful Daughter

Dear Daughter, “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7) If you have a vision in your heart, and it seems impossible, then it’s probably a “God idea”. God will never give you a vision that you will be able to accomplish without His miraculous power. Why? Because His Word says that He shares His glory with no man. When Jesus called to the apostles as He was walking on the water, Peter was the only one to get out of the boat. There was a good chance that he would get his robe wet, which he did, but there was also a chance that he would walk on water with Jesus…which he did. The other disciples remained in the boat because they were afraid they might sink. They didn’t sink, but they also didn’t walk on water like Peter did. Fear of failure will keep you in the boat! It will stop you from trusting God, from moving in the miraculous, and walking in your divine destiny. There will always be things that don’t work the way we hope they will; but, if we trust in God and commit our ways to Him, then His Word promises that He will direct our steps and bring it to pass. We can always cry out to Jesus like Peter did, if we begin to sink; and He has promised us that He will never leave us or forsake us! What an awesome guarantee of victory! As for feeling that you are the “weakest link”, I encourage you to read about Gideon in Judges 6:11-24. God had placed a great call on Gideon’s life, to save from the Midianites, but Gideon was sure that there must have been some mistake. When the angel of the Lord appeared to him and said “The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor”, Gideon said to him “O my Lord, how can I save Israel ? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” The Lord spoke back to him saying “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianties…”

God sees us the way He created us…as winners! He has given us power over all the power of the enemy, and “surrounded us with favor” (Psalm 5) He’s not looking for you to bring it to pass. He’s looking for you to trust in Him and let Him bring it to pass!

Gail Ramsey, an ordained minister, portrayed the role of Susan Moore on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. She had other roles on the TV programs Mike Hammer, Generations and California Dreams. Today Ramsey leads Semeion Ministries where readers can write her at 4610 Virginia Ave, Longbeach, CA 90805.

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