Standing on the starting line

Maybe it’s just me. Maybe I’m the only one who stands on the edge of a cliff and thinks, “No way.” Granted, sometimes the cliff is very high, and sometimes it is only a couple feet down, but more often than I care to admit, I stand on the edge of what I am called to do, wondering what I was thinking when I said, “Yes.”

God is funny that way. He may call us into areas where He has prepared us, but that doesn’t always mean we feel prepared. Or, maybe we are stepping into something that feels right, but goes against what makes sense to the world outside. Either way, when you are called to something, there is a peace that goes beyond any of that trepidation that we feel.


Let your yes mean yes and your no mean no, Matthew 5:37, Amayzing Graces, Karen May


I always thought that this verse talked about our honesty and integrity when dealing with other people. While that is surely the case, I think there is another side to it.

Let your Yes mean Yes. If you have committed to something, if God has called you to something, and you have said yes, then go and do not be afraid. Trust in His calling. Test the waters if needed, and watch for His affirmation. Then step out into the waves, knowing that you will not sink, but walk on a firm foundation.

Have you been called to something recently? Are you waiting on the edge, not ready to jump? How can you live your “yes” today?



About Karen May

Child of God, wife, mom, author, teacher, musician
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