I find it interesting. I’ve baked for years, but never worry about failing, even though I’ve had a few faux pas. I’ve created loaves of bread so heavy they’d make good weapons and please don’t mention my last batch of biscuits! Yet I have confidence in my baking.
I’m the same with quilting. Trust me, I’ve had more than my share of quilting projects that went sideways. Yet I believe I can quilt.
Playing piano? That’s a whole different story. One wrong note and I’ve gone down a rabbit hole of self-doubt.
I have no explanation for the difference, but God is good and helped me overcome my doubts…
Enter in Prayer.
I pray for confidence to play, but approach the piano doubting my ability.
I doubt God intended for me to be a pianist. And begin to think this desire is self-indulgence, hence the struggle.
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During a time of prayer, I felt the Lord speak to me.
“Change your thinking. Approach the piano with confidence, knowing it is conquered. ”
The thing is, I had just read scripture the night before that helped me take action.
What stood out to me was the belief the officer had. He believed what Jesus said (Your son will live) and took the action Jesus gave. (Go back home.)
So, instead of letting nasty doubts grow, I believed what Jesus spoke to me and took action.
I trusted His words rather than the negative mumbo jumbo someone else was putting in my head.
The outcome? An hour of pure pleasure playing the piano.
It was a God-filled moment, an experience that words can hardly express.
I share this to encourage you to listen to what God is speaking to your heart.
Hear it, believe it, and take action.
Until next time, enjoy your day and the journey
2 thoughts on “Listening To God”
Love this Adele. I had a faith moment in a church meeting yesterday. Current financial team member asked me to pray about taking his place, and then several months later the pastor asked me. I gave an answer of yes yesterday even though my husband is having some extreme health issues. It was stepping out in faith that God will provide what I need to serve.
Donna, I’m so happy for you. I know you’ll do great!
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