Meet Maggie. Our little tuxedo girl. Adopted a couple of years ago. Our hearts won in an instant.
A few things to know about Maggie. She loves heights (note we’re on the refrigerator!). She loves to sleep at the foot of our bed. She waits patiently for a chair to be emptied for her. And she’s one heck of a lap kitty.
One thing she doesn’t like — being left at the kennel for any length of time.
Last Friday as we prepared to be gone just overnight we decided Maggie could have the house to herself. No kennel for our girl — on her own. We even told her she could party.
Just as we were ready to walk out the door, we couldn’t find her. My husband looked under her favorite hiding place when she has seen her carrier, and sure enough she was hiding there. Evidently our bags had been hint enough.
We told her she didn’t need to hide. That all would be just fine and she was on her own. But there she stayed as we locked up the house.
As we pulled from the driveway, I realized that too often I’m like Maggie — reluctant to step out. Especially when God has decided on something new for me to do in His Kingdom. Are you ever like that?
He knows my life and abilities so much better than I do, and when He calls, I always duck my head and turn away for just awhile pondering the service He’s calling me to do. Why?
Most likely fear of not doing exactly what God needs me to do, fear of failure, fear of stumbling. And yet there’s no need for me to fear.
I think the next time God calls I’ll likely think of Maggie’s hiding when it wasn’t necessary, and perhaps that will push me forward a little bit more than usual. What about you? Can you be nudged a little stronger?
If you have a time when you’ve been reluctant, consider sharing in the comments section below.
and says to you, “Do not fear; I will help you.”