Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen – Hebrews 13:21
The Blue Bloods season finale ended much speculation about Erin Reagan’s future since it had never been fully put to rest the possibility of her bid to run for district attorney. And, it interestingly resurfaced during a discussion with the police commissioner, her father, who perceived Erin’s hesitation to run for office was largely due to fear of winning and everything it would entail. However, it was at the family’s routine Sunday dinner that Erin announced her decision to run for district attorney, along with: “I guess I realized that one of the reasons I wasn’t running was I may be afraid of losing.”
Have you ever, like me, debated with yourself about pursuing some endeavor, worried the challenges were too great? Were limited financial means and a lack of experience and/or education reasons to merit a pass? And did you ultimately, like me, discern that the real problem had little to do with perceived Goliaths and more to do with a lack of faith? In other words, we had forgotten and dismissed the abundance of men and women, young and old, who overcame excuses to achieve greatness.
When we discover our calling but choose to ignore it, we are in essence denying God, “the potter” His right to do what He desires with us “the clay” (read Isaiah 64:8). While it’s important to polish your talent, it doesn’t have to be shining before its usage. If you feel led to throw you hat in the ring, do it! Shake off fear and replace it with faith!