“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of POWER and love and self-control.”
-2 Timothy 1:7
Do you have elevator fears? Like a fear of getting stuck in one, with three kids??? Well the other day I’m at the mall with my three children when God taught me a lesson on how, FEAR DISTRACTS US FROM MOVING FORWARD.
Let me paint the scene for you… My children and I are about to get on the elevator, when I had the thought- What If we get stuck on the elevator... I realize this is not a thought from God, so I quickly pushed it out of my mind and got on the elevator… I was distracted by something on my phone and not paying attention to the elevator… the kids were bouncing around for a few min… Then Grace looks at me with concern and goes- mom, why hasn’t the elevator moved.??
I gulp, I feel the fear rising and then I REALIZE………. WE NEVER PUSHED THE BUTTON….. And that’s when I acknowleged I was in the middle of a Holy Spirit Life Lesson.
See the elevator is a metaphor. The elevator represents “SOMETHING” that has POTENTIAL to take you to another “LEVEL”. Maybe your “elevator” is a new business, new blog, new job, new season, new mindset, etc.
Just before you enter this “elevator” fear shows up, trying to fill you with doubt; Yet, you still push forward. You make it into the “Elevator” then the Distractions happen, you lose focus and you FORGET to give the “elevator” DIRECTION. You start to thinking, something must be wrong with the “elevator”, maybe my fears were right? Maybe I shouldn’t have got into this??
This is a crucial moment. This is moment you either REALIZE the TRUTH or buy into the lies… The decision is up to you.
The TRUTH is – YOU ARE ONE ACTION STEP AWAY FROM REACHING A NEW LEVEL ~YOU HAVE THE POWER TO DIRECT THIS ELEVATOR TO A NEW LEVEL ~YOU ARE NOT STUCK, MERELY DISTRACTED.
The only question you need to ask yourself is…. Am I going to “PUSH THE BUTTON” that will MOVE this ELEVATOR forward?? Or will I let fear consume me…?
Sister, I hope my lesson INSPIRES you to take ACTION. Whatever the “elevator” represents in your life, I encourage you to STAY FOCUSED! YOU have the power to UP LEVEL your life- so PUSH THE BUTTON!
Love you sister, Keep growing! ❤