Listen 2021 literally either whooped you or whooped you into shape. If you're like me, it did both, but it was all so very necessary to catapult us out of comfort and into the pursuance of purpose. This year I have seen so many people start new businesses but even more so I sense many who are already in business start something new.
The way I have been hearing it is the "Swift Shift". Holy Spirit has been leading me to the Luke 5 passage of Simon fishing relentlessly as he knew too from years of experience but after a long night came up short. It was not until Jesus came on the scene and told him to thrust the boat deeper into the water to launch his net out, and to his surprise, he did not come up short.
As a matter of fact, he needed the assistance of other fishermen to assist him with reeling in the abundance of fishes (I love that word). I can imagine how he must have felt casting his net to the other side after being instructed by a carpenter. However, his nevertheless attitude of being committed to his assignment had him passing a test that immediately after promoted him to the fisherman of men.
Some of us have done all we can do the way we have been doing it. It's been stale, it no longer lights us up, and the earth is eagerly waiting for us to come into the realization of who we are, the space we are to take up and have dominion over, and the value we have to offer from the many years of experience and education either by school or the Holy Spirit.
Many of us have felt frustrated which is a feeling often used to tell us it's time to reset, realign and review. You may be scared to do that because of the weight of the assignment that comes after or the stretch out of comfort you will contend with. However, it is necessary because someone is depending on your yes and your confidence in our Almighty Father who is always faithful to finish the work that he begins, whether we like it or not.
So what does confidence have to do we stepping out? If we do not have confidence in what we are hoping for as an outcome, more than like we will not step out.
Read: Hebrews 11:1 NLT
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.
So here are my ways to build confidence to start something new that you have been placed on your heart without the defeated feeling of innate failure:
Pray- This is an obvious number one. While God may not give you any fleece rugs as a sign, you will receive a peace that surpasses your understanding.
What's in your hands right now- Measure where you are right now to determine if you have the capacity to shift into what you are wanting to become. We must not think of ourselves more highly than we are. The best way to shoot your shot into confidently walking into your next is to be real about where you are.
Check your motive-if you want to truly walk in a place of confidence check your heart. What is yours why? It can not be for money or because "oh this is just natural progression". Your natural progression may take you somewhere your character is not ready to handle. Everything we do should start and end with love.
Write the vision-On those days that are not giving what they are supposed to give, referring back to the vision and the plan will help you keep momentum. One of the things I tell my clients to do is to record videos, speaking passionately about the next chapter in your life to refer back to on the low days.
Do not self-sabotage (here's how to know you are doing that)- procrastination, no focus and constantly questioning the new thing. Let me say this you are worthy, adequate and more than valuable to create an impact in the world. Begin taking every thought captive that does not align with the word of God about you!
STEP OUT! The best way to ignite your confidence is to stop talking about it and be about it. Stop drinking from the cup of comfort and allow yourself to be stretched and dispel fear and imitation. Have the faith that you will be empowered to do everything God has called you to do. It does not matter how old or young you are, what you have done or where you have been, or any past mistakes
For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Philipians 2:13 ESV
So what's your next step? How will you confidently move into the new year and the new thing. Will you be gripped with fear and confusion or will you step out?
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