“Behold, now is a very acceptable time;
behold, now is the day of salvation.” -2 Corinthians 6:2
Now is a very acceptable time.
Last week at a youth ministry conference I was at, one of the speakers posed the question, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” It has stuck with me ever since and made me ponder in prayer how much I let fear hold me back.
Fear runs deeper than just being scared. Fear is the voice from the enemy that tries to ruin what God wants us to do before we even take a first step. Fear comes from the accuser that tells us we’re not enough, that we aren’t cut out for it. Fear brings anxiety in trying to have all the answers and figure things out when God just wants us to be present with Him.
What would you do if you weren’t afraid? Now is a very acceptable time.
What are you holding back from God? What is blocking your heart from His?
Behold. He is with you. He wants to give you whatever it takes for what He is calling you to. He won’t lead you astray.
Behold. Each moment God gives us is a gift, a grace that we can use to radically love or to doubt Him or ourselves and put things off for another day.
What are we putting off? Is it more time in prayer? Is it a job change you know you need? Is it a mission trip you feel God calling you to? Is there someone in your life you need to forgive?
Now is that very acceptable time to take that next step towards God, wherever He is leading you on His path of peace. Be not afraid.