Experience.

2 Peter 1:19

19 Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts.

When I think of a lack of confidence; I tend to think of public speaking. Public speaking is among the top two fears in the world. Some people fear it more than death. I don’t know about you, but I used to hate public speaking.

Why though? What is so scary about public speaking. I think it is the fact most of the world doesn’t do it. When they are asked it makes their heart sink and the fear sets in. Lack of experience shows. It also makes us fearful because we simply haven’t done it enough.

Experience is essential to growing. Whatever areas you have weakness. Just do them. Not great at praying? Pray more. Not good at reading? Read more. Not good at talking to people? Talk to people more. Whatever you’re afraid to do. Go do it.

Jesus was an expert at praying. He had experience. Jesus was an expert at loving people. He had experience. Jesus was an expert at making disciples. He had experience. Lets learn from Jesus and go do stuff!

What do I need to just do?

What can I improve on?

Dear Lord, thank you for modeling the perfect life. We aren’t perfect and never will be, but we are perfect able. Let this be a lesson we can always grow in something if we just go and do it. Amen.

Have a great day!

C. Lyman

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