• Debbie Howell

If You Know You Have Wings You’re More Likely to Fly

I woke up this morning with one of those nervous “knots” in my stomach.  Tonight I’ve been invited to go on a live Christian tv show, Let’s Pray on the Hope Channel, and talk with people about the book that I wrote.

I’m used to being in front of people at church and I have a radio show with my best friend, Renee, but this opportunity is a step outside my comfort zone.  I know that God has opened this door for me.  He’s saying it’s time to begin my journey of reaching out to the world with His light.  I’ve promised Him countless times over the last 12 years that I will walk through every door He opens for me.

So here I sit this morning with my laptop and my tea thinking to myself, “Wow, this is really happening.  I feel way too normal to step forward and do something so bold.”  This is when I have to think back and remember all of the previous times I’ve faced fear and stepped out to reach people’s hearts for God.  It was His anointing on my life that brought the message of hope to His people.

Ok, time to grow my faith so that I can lay hold of the reality of what God has planned for me to do tonight.  I pick up one of my favorite books, “Walk with Me, Jesus” by Marie Chapian, and God begins to speak to me.  I love her books because she takes several different Scriptures and puts them together as  powerful prayers.  This morning I turn to her Scripture thoughts on February 4.

“When you feel vulnerable and fearful, hurl yourself into the arms of truth.  Establish your inner man by forming dynamic thought patterns solidly fixed on the truth of My Word.  When gloom floods the horizon of your mind turn your thoughts to My thoughts and My plans.  You’re safe in Me and I have big plans for you.”   (based on 1 Cor. 3, 1 Peter 1, Psalm 40, Prov. 16, Hebrews 4, Romans 8)

She just reminded me of my favorite place to be… sitting with Jesus in His Word.  I need to break through the reality that I have no experience or qualifications to be on live tv tonight.  There is nothing in the natural that would encourage me to step forward and face this fear.  But God promisees us wings to fly.  (Isaiah 40:31).  He knows that we need His power to do the very thing He has called us to do.  The problem is we forget we have wings.  Who in the world would try to fly without wings?

When we begin to read/pray/meditate on the Scriptures that God leads us to we start to realize that God has promised us wings to fly to amazing heights!  Planting those Scriptures in our hearts and believing that God’s Word in us never fails changes our perspective.  We see ourselves as God sees us and life changes forever.

I have wings… God has been growing them in me for the last 12 years.  It’s time to step off the cliff and fly.

In Jesus’ name…

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