Second Guessing

Second Guessing
As another year comes rapidly to an end. Are you satisfied with what you see and what you said you wanted to complete in 2019?

At the beginning of 2019 I looked in the mirror and did not like what I saw. Although I had received my Masters degree and submitted my manuscript for my first book, there was something still missing. I felt incomplete. God gave me an assignment; I was excited about the assignment. Yet I second guessed myself about the assignment. That’s what I was seeing in the mirror. Second guessing.

In 2016 I had a prayer burden, I wanted to minister in writing not only to women I know but those I don’t know near and far. Fear kept me second guessing if that’s what I should do. How would I know what to write? Will anyone be blessed by my words. I allowed second guessing to engulf me for three years. During those three years every time I looked in the mirror, I felt defeat. Defeat due to me allowing God’s purpose in my life to be second guessed because I was looking at and worried about what people had to say. One night as I was in prayer and journaling. I heard, “The gift is not yours.” “The prayer burden given to you is to benefit kingdom and God is only using you as His vessel for His purpose.” I got checked{rebuked} real good in the Spirit!!!  In that moment I had to be honest with myself, fear was the root of my second guessing because I was looking at people and not God’s purpose.

So, following that stern rebuke I listened and moved into action. Don’t get me wrong, second guessing the what and how of blogging was still looming.  But the voice of The Holy Spirit kept overriding my fear. “STOP ALLOWING ANYONE AND ANYTHING SECOND GUESS YOUR PURPOSE!”

As you read this, my question for you is when you look in the mirror at the end of this year will you like what you see? If you have a prayer burden or an assignment you know God has given you that you have yet to execute. Be honest and ask yourself if you allowed anyone and anything keep you second guessing your purpose thus stopping you from moving to action?

Don’t fret! It’s not too late. I pray with you and for you that God will remove any obstacles hindering you from executing the assignment He has for you that will benefit Kingdom and endow you with wisdom through The Holy Spirit to walk in the knowledge of the assignment, in Jesus Name!

I know it’s scary sometimes to step out into new territory. Remember if God gives you the vision, He will give you the provisions. He may not give it to you all at one time, but He will give it to you line upon line, precept upon precept as He see fit for His purpose.
 
PEARLStoPONDER: What has you second guessing your assignment?
 
Acts 5:29--Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
Isaiah 28:10-- For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
Proverbs 29:18--Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
 

Comments:

Posted by Sandra Hardeman on December 20, 2019
First Lady, you are such an inspiration to me. What do I see when I look in the mirror? Fear n Failure. It has a chokehold on me. I pray all the time and ask for help. I don't know what it is. But I won't stop trying to beat it. I know it's gonna change, I do have Faith. Have a Blessed Day. Luv Ya. ❤️
Posted by anonymous on December 19, 2019
Good morning First Lady, This blog really blessed and spoke to me this morning. Thank you for your uplifting and inspiring words. Keep writing and allowing God to use you to reach, inspire and uplift his people. May God bless and keep you, make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; turn his face toward you and give you peace. ~Numbers 6:24-26
Posted by ELLA BROWN on December 18, 2019
Thank you First Lady I know what and who has kept me from walking in my assignment. Thank you!868KU
Posted by anonymous on December 18, 2019
Bless You First Lady Jennings 😇 Your Words Are Truly Guided By God Always So Inspiring To Me, Thank You As Always For Lifting My Spirit 💕
Posted by Lynn Williams on December 18, 2019
Thank you Sis. Jennings for moving forward in your purpose to bless and encourage us all to do the same. In the mirror is a reflection of me thriving to be seen in the Image of God. Happy Am I! Much love to you and yours!!!
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