Embrace the Blessing 2/3/2023
Today, as I debated on paying a $80.00 fee for my daughter to play softball, I worried about how much all of the extra would be. I worried that I would make this commitment, but it would financially overtake us. I feared the commitment of getting her to practices and games. What if I fail? What if I cannot be that person everyone is expecting me to be? I don’t want to be that mom. The one who doesn’t bring snacks for the whole team. What if the team is mean to her because she has never played before. Is all of this going to be a waste? I can’t afford to “waste”. Will it become a battle I cannot win?
Literally, as these thoughts are flooding my mind, the Lord draws my attention to the open Bible laying on my desk. I stopped the registration and I read. I took that time because God was telling me, “There is something here I want you to see.”
He led me to Exodus 1:9-10, 1:16-22. In chapter one it describes how Pharaoh of Egypt wants all of the boys of the children of Israel killed because he feared them. “Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we: Come on, lets deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falls out any warm they join also with our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.”
Israel was a blessing from God. God’s blessings can be so large and intimidating that we choose to cut them off before they can outgrow us. He intends great things for us, but as Pharaoh did, we fear that they will harm us. They will overtake us. We are not capable of competing with this blessing. When all along, God did not intend for it to be a battle. He intended it to be a blessing.
I pray that you understood the revelation that way that I did when God spoke to me and told me not to fear this blessing, embrace it. It will not war against me, but it will war for me.
Ghost Written by Holy Spirit