“He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding has a cool spirit,” says the LORD, in Proverbs 17:27 (AMPC)
To me, this includes the self-talk we can sometimes give ourselves–that can express doubt, unbelief, and/or fear. Sometimes I’ve had to literally say to myself–and others, “I’m just going to shut my mouth!” And I do. (Thank You, LORD, for that help!)
Isaiah 26:4 (AMPC), says, “So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].”
Amen. When we spin (by that, I mean worry, fret, doubt, analyze, be double-minded, be earthly-minded instead of spiritually-minded, etc.), we are not trusting, not resting.
Proverbs 21:31 (NIV), says, “The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD. “
The LORD often uses birds to speak to me, and, for the past few years, I often see a hawk soaring, just resting, just gliding on the breeze, perfectly at peace. When I see one, I immediately think of this comforting verse in Proverbs.
That goes along with what He’s told me a few times over the years–to help me get victory and stop spinning when making decisions. Bottom line is, I want to please the LORD–as does anyone who loves Him. But the root of fear is not of God, and we have to reject that and trust our Daddy Who loves us so much He sent Jesus to make everything –including us–right!
So, the LORD–Who was here WAYYYYY before the shoe company who has adopted the slogan in my title today–has told me, “Take the emotion out of it, and just do it.” He reminded me of that today, when I was thinking about some important decisions–after spending too much time yesterday spinning about them.
I trust Him. He is my life. If I’m going in the wrong direction, He–my good, faithful Father–will redirect me, as He has before! We do not fear even missing it, which brings me to another favorite verse: Psalm 25:12, which I’ve had posted on my bathroom mirror and have quoted to myself for years: “Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way he should choose.” (NASB)
The LORD is faithful to guide us–so let’s “go and do and do and go”–and win this world for Christ!