SCARED OF THE DEEP (FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN)

YOU HAVE BEEN STANDING ON THE SHORE LONG ENOUGH. YOU HAVE BEEN FEARFUL TO MOVE ANY FARTHER. YOU WON'T

EVEN GET INTO THE WATERS. IT'S LIKE YOU ARE STANDING ON THE SANDY SHORELINE AT THE BEACH AND YOU ARE AT THE

EDGE OF THE WATERS COMING IN. YOU SEE WAVE AFTER WAVE OF OPPORTUNITIES COMING YOUR WAY, BUT YOU ARE

SCARED. YOU ARE FEARFUL. THE REASON YOU ARE FEARFUL IS BECAUSE THE OCEAN THAT YOU SEE IN FRONT OF YOU

LOOKS MEAN. IT LOOKS TOUGH. IT LOOKS ROUGH. IT LOOKS LIKE A CHALLENGE SO YOU STAND ON THE SHORE AFRAID TO

MOVE. YOU SEE WHAT'S BEFORE YOU AND YOU SAY SURELY GOD IS NOT REQUIRING ME TO TAKE THIS NEW STEP OF FAITH,

BUT HE IS. YOU HAVE BEEN SITTING IN RELIGION ALL OF YOUR LIFE AND IN YOUR COMFORT ZONE. YOU DID LET YOUR FEET

TOUCH THE EDGE OF THE WATER ONE TIME, BUT YOU TURNED BACK BECAUSE YOU FEAR THE UNKNOWN. YOU ARE

SCARED OF THE DEEP. YOU TURNED BACK BECAUSE YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THAT THERE. YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH YOUR

OLD FRIENDS. YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS BECAUSE YOU KNOW THAT AREA. YOU HAVE MASTERED

THAT AREA AND YOU ARE COMFORTABLE, BUT GOD IS CALLING YOU OUT INTO THE DEEP. HE'S CALLING YOU INTO THE

DEEPER THINGS OF GOD, THE DEEPER THINGS OF THE SPIRIT. HE'S CALLING YOU HIGHER, BUT YOU ARE STILL STANDING

ON THE SHORELINE AFRAID TO GET WET. YOU SAID IN YOUR HEART "BUT WHAT IF I SINK OR DROWN OUT THERE? WHAT IF I

CAN'T SWIM". YOU MADE EVERY EXCUSE WHY YOU CAN'T GO, BUT GOD IS CALLING YOU TO A HIGHER LEVEL IN HIM. NOBODY

ELSE AROUND YOU CAN GO. THEY DON'T SEE WHAT YOU SEE. THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS THAT YOU KNOW. THE ONLY

REASON YOU'RE SCARED OF THE DEEP IS BECAUSE YOU KNOW THAT EVERYTHING IN YOUR LIFE IS GOING TO CHANGE AND

WILL CHANGE. YOU KNOW THAT ALL OF YOUR OLD COMFORT ZONE RELATIONSHIPS WILL BE CUT OFF. EVERYTHING THAT

YOU REFUSE TO GIVE UP FOR GOD, YOU WILL END UP LOSING ANY WAY. IF THE TRUTH BE TOLD, EVERYTHING IN YOUR LIFE

HAS ALREADY STARTED CHANGING. OLD LIFE LONG FAMILIAR FRIENDS HAVE ALREADY STARTED TURNING THEIR BACKS ON

YOU AND STARTED WALKING OUT OF YOUR LIFE. SOME OF THEM GOD MOVED AND OTHERS SAW THAT THEY HAD A JONAH

ON THE SHIP RUNNING FROM THE WILL OF GOD, AND IT STARTED AFFECTING THEIR LIVES ADVERSELY JUST TO HAVE YOU

AROUND THEM. THERE HAS BEEN A GREAT SHAKING AND AWAKING IN YOUR FAMILY. SOME EVEN KNOW THAT THEY SHOULD

NOT BE GOING THROUGH WHAT THEY ARE GOING THROUGH, BUT THERE IS A JONAH PRESENT IN THEIR COMFORT ZONE.

GOD WILL CONTINUE TO SHAKE UNTIL YOU OBEY HIM. YOU HAVE BEEN PREGNANT WITH DESTINY AND YOU HAVE BEEN

LONG OVERDUE, SO NOW GOD HAS BEGUN TO INDUCE LABOR, SO THAT YOU AND THE BABY MIGHT LIVE TO DECLARE THE

WORKS OF THE LORD IN THE EARTH. AREN'T YOU TIRED OF GOING THROUGH WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH, BUT

YOU HAVE BEEN RUNNING FROM THE CALLING OF GOD, AND GOD IS NOT CHANGING HIS MIND CONCERNING YOU OR HIS

WILL FOR YOUR LIFE. THAT IS THE VERY PURPOSE YOU WERE CREATED. YOU REMIND ME OF PETER BECAUSE YOU SAID ''IF

IT BE YOU LORD, BID ME TO COME''. AND GOD HAS BEEN TELLING YOU TO COME ALL THIS TIME, OVER AND OVER AGAIN, BUT

YOU ARE STILL STANDING THERE. THE LORD HAS GIVEN YOU ALL THE CONFIRMATION THAT YOU WILL EVER NEED AND HE

HAS GIVEN YOU ALL THE CONFIRMATION THAT HE’S GOING TO GIVE YOU. THE WORD OF THE LORD TO YOU IS STOP FEARING

THE UNKNOWN, STOP TRYING TO SEE IT ALL BEFORE YOU MOVE. STOP TRYING TO FIGURE ME OUT, QUIT TRYING TO PLAY IT

SAFE. YOU ASKED FOR A SIGN AND I GAVE YOU A SIGN. YOU ASKED FOR CONFIRMATION AND I GAVE YOU CONFIRMATION,

BUT I AM A GOD OF FAITH AND I AM MOVED BY YOUR FAITH. FAITH IS WHAT PLEASES ME. I AM WELL PLEASED WHEN I SEE

YOUR FAITH AND OBEDIENCE.
(ISAIAH 1:19) YOU DO NOT KNOW THIS WAY THAT I AM TAKING YOU MY CHILD, BUT FEAR NOT

FOR I AM WITH YOU AND I AM THE ONE THAT IS LEADING YOU.
(ISAIAH 42:16) I WILL OPEN DOORS FOR YOU LIKE NEVER

BEFORE IF YOU ONLY OBEY ME, SAYS THE LORD; FOR I REQUIRE YOU TO TRUST ME, SAYS THE LORD! WHOEVER IS READING

THIS LETTER AT THIS TIME, THIS IS FOR YOU. YES THE WATERS IN FRONT OF YOU ARE VERY DEEP. YOU WILL HAVE TO SWIM

OR WALK ON THEM, BUT YOU MUST OBEY GOD IN THIS MATTER SPEEDILY MY BRETHREN! HE IS WITH YOU. DON'T FEAR THE

UNKNOWN BECAUSE YOU CAN'T SEE HOW IT IS GOING TO WORK OUT. IT IS WELL.


                                     
WRITTEN BY: RODERICK GRIMES

                                   
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