“Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it.” Ps 127:1
In God’s Kingdom, center stage is not for those who think they’ve got their act together and deserve public recognition. Nor is it limited to those in leadership and public ministry. It’s a call to action, to you, whoever and wherever you are today. When you trust God’s timing He grooms you for bigger and better parts. But there are some things you must, and must not do: (1) Don’t try to make it on your own. Popular wisdom says, “Fake it till you make it,” and you’ll be tempted to debut in your own strength. Don’t do it! If you do, you will get in the way of a much greater production. The Bible says: “Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it.” Trust God, and when your moment comes He will give you your cue. (2) Leave the shadows. Are you ready to transform “acting” into an authentic performance that reveals the real you? Fear of rejection is powerful. It takes courage to be yourself. But you gain strength from the struggle and power from the pain when you are willing to risk moving from the shadows into the light. (3) Confront your inner critic. We are all subject to the little voice within that says, “You’ll never be smart enough, rich enough, pretty enough or good enough to stand in the spotlight.” But when God raises you up, nobody can put you down. So remind your inner critic of God’s promise: “You shall go to all to whom I send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak” (Jer 1:7 NKJV).
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