Are you a straggler? I was.
Everyone knows the Old Testament stories of the parting of the seas. But what people don’t know, is there were people who were full of fear, full of anxiety. They didn’t expect God to move for them. They were the stragglers.
I used to sit the side lines of life and waiting for God to call my name that it was my turn. I saw God moving abundantly in other people’s lives. I never felt good enough. I never felt that God was going to move in my life. That I was unworthy of God. I stopped belittling myself. I stop thinking that I wasn’t worthy. Because I am.
So are you. You are worthy of everything. If you see God moving in others life, stop filling yourself with fear. It is written in Deuteronomy 31:6 – “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” God will never foresake you. If he can move in other people’s lives, He can move in yours.
God will and can move through you. But it is up to you. You are either full of fear of God not coming through, maybe because He did not come through in the past. If you want something, does not mean God wants you to have it or to do it. Don’t take your past and try to say God did not come through, because He has. He has always been there, and He will continue to be there, He will not abandon you.
So it is up to you to decide if you are going to be the straggler or will you have enough confindence in the Lord, will you have enough faith in the Heavenly Father to trust that He knows what He is doing. Let go of control. Stop holding up the walls you refuse to let down and breaks the chains of your past and trust in the Lord.
Don’t be the straggler awaiting for something to happen. Be the faithful one and walk with the Lord not by fear but by confindence.