I’ve written about this before, but leading up to our first-ever Business Boutique event, I was scared out of my mind. I was a nervous wreck with knots in my stomach in the weeks leading up to the event. And—you might find this hard to believe since I’m so even-keel—but I even had several complete meltdowns! (Oh, you’re not surprised by that?)
Well, here’s the thing: I was in the process of planning and writing two day’s worth of teaching for a brand-new event for a brand-new audience. In fact, our company—Ramsey Solutions—had yet to break into this market. There wasn’t a Business Boutique workbook, or a community, or training videos. While I knew God had called me to do this, what He was asking me to do was far beyond anything I had ever done before.
Yet there I was, insecure and scared with sweaty palms, writing and planning one of the largest events our company had ever put on. I was going to be doing 80% of the teaching during those two days and I had to get it right. I needed to give these women what they needed to start or grow their own businesses. And it was all just too big.
I remember sitting in my home office behind my computer thinking, God, I can’t do this. I don’t know what to say!
So I did what I always do when I’m freaking out: I opened my Bible. It fell open to Exodus and my eyes locked in on these words immediately,
Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” (Exodus 4:10–12, NIV)
That passage comes from a time when God was speaking to Moses, but in that moment, the words jumped off the page and God was speaking directly to me! It was a powerful reminder in that moment that God will give me everything I need in order to do what He’s asking of me.
And the same is true for you. Our God is a good God. He didn’t bring you this far to pull the rug out from under you now. The same God that put the stars in the sky and the hairs on your head put that dream in your heart. He has a plan for the dream that He gave you, and it’s a plan and a dream that the world desperately needs you to step into.
So even if you’ve been paralyzed by fear or freaking out at the next new big dream you’ve got stirring in your heart, don’t forget Who gave you that dream to begin with. I love what 1 Thessalonians 5:24 (NIV) says: “The One Who calls you is faithful, and He will do it.”
He never said it would be easy, fast or fearless, but He said He will do it. And He will.