Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you—rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!
"Step out and find out" is my slogan. I hate to see people shrink back in fear and be so afraid of making a mistake that they never try to do anything. I know a young man who quit a good job to go into music ministry. It was a bold step, and he did everything he could to make it work, but it just didn't (at least not at this time). However, I am proud of him that he was bold enough to try. At least now he won't spend the rest of his life wondering what could have been if only he had tried.
Unless you listen to God and follow your own heart, you will live an unfulfilled and frustrated life. Anyone who allows other people to control [them] and guide [their] destiny will eventually become bitter and feel used and taken advantage of. I think it is better to try and fail than never to try at all. Sometimes the only way we can discover what we are supposed to do with our lives is to try different things until we see what works and what fits right in our heart.
Lord, I don't want to live with regrets. Help me to be bold and step out and follow what I believe You've put in my heart to do. Amen.
Devocional de Joyce Meyer - 23.05.2011