Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | September 5, 2022

Confirmation Seekers


“I sought the Lord, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4 (HCSB)

Amazing how patterns of behavior filter through our lives and we don’t even recognize them. But then one day, we realize it’s the very thing getting in our way. Had one of those moments recently and I’m still reeling from the truth staring me in the face.

You see I’m a proverbial confirmation seeker. You got it. Whenever there’s a decision to make or an opportunity to accept, I’m all about praying and seeking God’s direction. And that’s exactly what we should do. We need to seek His counsel and study His word to better grasp what direction we should take. Seeking the guidance of trusted godly mentors helps us sift through and evaluate any areas we might have overlooked.

But the real problem is my default response, my go to pattern is to ask one more time – “I need a confirmation.” Despite knowing what God wants me to do and clearly hearing His direction, I continue to ask over and over again. Rather than move forward in obedience, I linger back desiring one more confirmation of what He has already shown me.

Nothing pretty about this – our reluctance to heed His answer is rooted in fear and it never serves us well. If we’re totally honest, we’ve probably landed here too many times. I know I have. Regret is a constant sidekick to those who are looking for one more revelation of the truth staring them in the face – reluctant to obey.

Fear is a powerful emotion. Perhaps that’s why God instructed us with so many “Fear nots” in His Word. Sweet reminders to not fear, because He is forever with us. Faithful promises to strengthen us and deliver us. Like a constant tweet to our souls, God encourages His children to be bold and courageous rather than cower in fear.

So sweet friend, what’s got us sitting on the edge of our seats filled with worry and doubt? Are we keeping it real by admitting our fear? Or are we hiding it under the disguise of a repeat confirmation? Conquering fear, trusting God and seizing His power to move forward always serves us well. Let’s cling to His words and leave regret behind.

“Father, empower us to be fearless women who trust You completely as we conquer doubt and worry.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life


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