So I received my VERY FIRST cupcake order last week. I can’t tell you how excited I was to see that someone believed in me to do this. YES, 3 dozen cupcake mini’s! That can’t be too hard right? make some batter, put them in the tin and bake, as easy as PIE. But to be honest, in the moments after receiving the request, I began to get FEARFUL and DOUBT my ability to complete the task. I had done it before, and everything turned out fine, but this time it was different. I felt so overwhelmed and almost started to return the text and say, “SORRY, but I think you have the wrong person”. Crazy right!? I mean, this is my dream, to work for myself. Here I am shying away from the very thing I have always wanted.
Thoughts of my stove blowing up starting flooding my mind, or pouring salt instead of sugar, and even dropping all of the cupcakes on the ground as I was to deliver them! IT WAS HORRIBLE! Then I thought to myself, “God has not given the spirit of FEAR”. So, if God didn’t give me this fear…then who was it? You know, it would be easy for me to blame it on the DEVIL! I mean, what perfect being to give that burden to! But, this time I knew it was simply me. My fear of failure and doubts in myself and abilities were moving me right out of a blessing, a chance to grow and mature at doing what I love to do.
Have you ever had that happen to you before….you know that God has given you gifts, talents and abilities? Things you know you want to do and love to do…but were to scared to do it because you put all of your trust in yourself to complete the task. Truth is….YOU CAN FAIL! It’s hard to admit it sometimes, but YOU CAN AND YOU WILL fail sometimes. But, even in those times, we have to know that we are STILL LOVED, and STILL WANTED, STILL APPRECIATED, and STILL GIFTED, TALENTED and have tremendous ABILITIES. God doesn’t disown us if we mess up, and He would prefer that we trust Him instead of ourselves so He can take us through. But, even with knowing that, I can trust that GOD also has the ability to help me SUCCEED! I can do this….through HIM 🙂
So, I snapped out of it and a few days later I was in the kitchen, getting to work on my 3 dozen cupcake order. I must say, I was so happy with the results when it was all done. Not only did none of my fears come true, but GOD helped me to learn a valuable lesson in this….Don’t let your fears and doubts bake you out of success, but rather BAKE your fears and doubts, and let God handle the rest!
Philippians 4:12, “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” – NIV
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