Mi Pau choose the words to the chorus of a song called "What If I Stumble?" by DC Talk. I started out by going to YouTube and listening to DC Talk sing that song. I really focused on the words. It's a beautiful song.
I realized they were touching on a subject that I struggle with too. Could it be that others share this same fear? What if I stumble? What if I fall?
It's what keeps me from doing things that are out of my comfort zone. After all, who wants to risk failing? Not me. And yet, isn't that what God is calling me and you to do? To step out of our comfort zone and ...trust Him to work in and through us?
My flesh keeps getting in the way. My spirit is willing but the flesh cries out the words to this song.
But when I try something new, why is it that I ...expect perfection?
Is it because I don't want to make a fool of myself? Probably.
I'm so thankful that God is patient with me. He even gives me words of assurance in Psalm 37:23-24:
"If the Lord delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand."
Notice that it says "though he stumble". I guess the Lord knew I would stumble but ...He will uphold me with his hand.
Oh my, how cool is that?
The one, true, living God holding Debbie's hand!
Now that's amazing love.