In my short years of ministry and through prayer, the Lord has revealed to me what I believe are the three main areas that hold people back from being bold and confident with their voices and gifts.
- Pain. You have been wounded somewhere along the line and you are afraid of it happening again. The wounds are not healed, so you are held back.
- Insecurity. For many varying reasons, you are just not secure in who you are and what you have to offer. Could be lack of affrimation, lack of theology of who God has made you to be or fear of man and desire to please them and feel important. Whatever the reasons, you are insucure and it compresses your gifts and your voice. (You may want to read this blog I wrote about Jesus and insecurity.)
- Secrets. Enough said. Secrets in our lives make us feel totally unworthy to assert ourselves into any leadership or to speak up and offer our gifts and voice. Secrets place major drag on your life. (I reccomed highly that you read this post I wrote recently about secrets.)
Are you held back? Take a look at these three areas in your own life. Take them before the Father in prayer.
I long to see your gifts released. Please stop hoding back on us and robbing us all of what you have. We need it. We need you! Come on.