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Do One Brave Thing

Prayer:  Lord, sometimes, I delay.
I hesitate.
I worry.
I fear.
I wonder what others will think.
I think:  it doesn’t matter, someone else already said it, and no one cares.
Then I waste time instead of doing anything you’ve called me to do.
When I step into my calling, I get overwhelmed, filled with fear, and I panic.
I feel like I need to be in control – and when I am stepping with you – I know I am not in control, and that is a scary place for me.
But stepping with you is the best place to me, the best place for me, and the best place ever.
So, I am letting go of that fear one day a time.
I am going to step where you ask me to step, say what you ask me to say, share what you ask me to share, write what you ask me to write and read what you ask me to read.
I am going to be intentional to sit at your feet and listen.  Help me to pursue my calling without fear, worry or anxiety. Help me to follow you.
I am going to do #OneBraveThing every day with you Lord, and I am going to trust you with it.
I am taking your hand.
Lord, lead me.
What about you?  
What is Lord is calling you to do?  How are you using your gifts and talents to bring glory to Him? 
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;  if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. Romans 12:6-12 NIV
What do you do when you get into a rut or feel overwhelmed?  
Pray for His spirit to lead:  Teach me how to do Your will, for You are my God. Allow Your good Spirit to guide me on level ground, to guide me along Your path. Psalm 143:10 VOICE
Listen and Do #OneBraveThing:  This is about asking the Lord what He would have you do – today.  Just one brave thing.  This is about listening to Him, and walking in step with Him. When we are so busy checking off our lists and making our plans, many times we miss the opportunity He has for us!
This isn’t a to-do list – this is a Lord show me “what you would have me to do” list.   
Maybe is it sending a note to someone, or picking up the phone and having a conversation or meeting in person.
Maybe it is stopping to chat with the cashier in the grocery store.
Perhaps it’s inviting someone to church and offering to pick them up.
For bloggers, maybe it is updating your blog or sharing old posts. How can we use them to reach others who may need encouragement?
Start your day by asking God to show you the #onebravething that he would have you do today!  If you end up doing more than #onebravething, great!
We were created for a purpose and we are called to bring glory to Him.  
What is the #onebravething you will do today to shine His light? Share in the comments below or share on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #onebravething! Let’s inspire and encourage each other along the way. I’d love to have you join me on the journey to do #onebravething. 
Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16 MSG
Shine Bright! 

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  1. It’s always so easy to doubt ourselves, isn’t it, Michelle? You have done a brave thing just by writing this post. Sometimes when I write a blog post, I fear that someone else has already said it, and better than I could. But we have to remember God has given each of us a unique voice, right? Praying this with you – “I am going to be intentional to sit at your feet and listen. Help me to pursue my calling without fear, worry or anxiety. Help me to follow you.” Love and hugs!

    1. Yes, that doubt can creep in and spread so quickly! But you are exactly right, He has given us a unique voice – and He will guide us and show us the way! I am thankful you are praying along with me. Thank you so much for your encouragement and friendship. You are a blessing to me. <3

  2. I love this prayer, Michelle, and the idea of doing #onebravething! I finally did a brave thing yesterday in sharing my story with a friend from my church. I’ve felt for a while that I should but had been waiting for the right opportunity and it’s the first time I’ve shared with someone from my new church. We are looking at setting up a care ministry to help support others in the community, which is also quite scary but I’m excited to see what God will do. Thank you for the encouragement to keep being brave!

  3. WOW, Lesley that is awesome. Sharing your story is truly #onebravething and the ripple effect is incredible. Way to go, and keep stepping. I know God will use you in mighty ways with the care ministry – one step at a time. I am excited to hear more – and thank you for sharing your #onebravething! <3

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