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May
29

Don’t Hide From What You’re Passionate About

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WOvercoming Fearhen I was in college one of the requirements to graduate was to take a speech class. I was a fairly quiet girl who tried to blend in the crowd as much as possible. So, the thought of getting up in front of the crowd was terrifying to me.  Every time I thought about having to speak in front of my friends and classmates my heart would start racing, my palms would sweat and I would quickly distract myself by doing something else.

Eventually, though, I had to find a way to conquer speech class. So, one semester I had the brilliant idea to take speech class during the summer term at the local community college. This way, I could make a fool out of myself in front of strangers instead of my friends. So, that summer I hid out at the community college and suffered through speech class.

But, the joke was on me. I wouldn’t have believed you had you told me in college, but God would eventually give me opportunities to speak before audiences…and I would learn to enjoy it. I might possibly even say I developed a passion for speaking (and writing). I now take the opportunities God provides to share about working from home and how we can incorporate our faith into our business lives.

The Bible gives us a great example of someone else who – literally – tried to hide from his calling. In 1 Samuel chapter 10 we meet Saul. Saul has just been informed by the prophet Samuel he is to be Israel’s first king.

Samuel gathers the people of Israel together to announce God’s decision, but when he calls for Saul to step forward, guess what? Saul is nowhere to be found.

Samuel had them pass by in family groups, and Matri’s family was picked. Then he had each man of Matri’s family pass by, and Saul son of Kish was picked. But when they looked for Saul, they could not find him. (1 Samuel 10:21, NCV)

And where do you think Saul was?

They asked the Lord, “Has Saul come here yet?”   The Lord said, “Yes. He’s hiding behind the baggage. (1 Samuel 10:22, NCV)

He was, quite literally, hiding from the opportunity God was putting before him. He was terrified of what God had asked him to do. He didn’t trust God or believe that God could possibly have chosen him, from the smallest family group in the smallest tribe in Israel (1 Samuel 9:21) to such a high position as king of Israel.

Are you questioning opportunities that have been presented to you? Wondering if God could really want you to do such big things?

God’s Word tells us the we can trust God’s plans for us. In Ephesians 2:10, we are encouraged to remember that, “… we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Don’t be like Saul, hiding behind the baggage. Or like me, hiding out at the community college. Step forward today if you feel the tug of the Holy Spirit or if you find something that you enjoy that seems out of your comfort zone…it may be exactly what you should do next.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jill Hart’s entrepreneurial career began in her teens when she spent a summer working with her father who ran his own business. When he put her in charge of a Coke machine and allowed her to keep the profits, she saw the benefits of being her own boss. Jill is the founder of the popular Christian work-at-home website, www.CWAHM.com. She is the author of So You Want To Be a Work-at-Home Mom and speaks to audiences around the country about faith, business and leadership topics.

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