“Stop trusting in mere humans,
who have but a breath in their nostrils.
Why hold them in esteem?” Isaiah 2:22

My heart beat quickens. My stomach ties into knots. I fear the words I am about to say will sound…ridiculous. I nearly stutter as my words slowly tumble out of my mouth. I avert my eyes so that I do not have to see the look – the incredulous look. The one that says your hopes and dreams are out of reach.

Why do I care what mere humans think anyway? God calls me. God qualifies me. God gifts me. So why does it matter what others think? Why do I crave acceptance from mere clay?

Maybe this is where God needs me to use me. If I am too comfortable saying I am a writer and speaker, I may begin to rely on myself to get through. I may think, “I can do this.” When in reality I can do nothing without God’s Spirit. I may say some pretty words and make some sound logical statements, but only God can transform lives.

Perhaps this battle of acceptance is what God will use to keep me pressing into Him as I seek to do His will and fill His call in my life.

Here is the truth that I need to speak into my doubting times.

1. God loves me.

2. God equips me.

3. God gifts me.

4. God is in control of this ministry.

5. God accepts me just as I am.

What are some truths you need to speak into your acceptance fears? Please share with me!