I was recently watching a basketball game. I could tell one of the players was in their own head. I know because he was carefully making moves, afraid to make mistakes. There were opportunities in which he should have "went for it" but he never did. I immediately thought about myself. How many times had I been in my own head? Over-calculating, over thinking so that I don’t make a mistake. Here’s the problem with that. It’s not faith. When I over-calculate it’s because I don’t trust the Holy Spirit to lead me. I don’t trust that He would keep me from making mistakes.
I realized that day at times in my own life I was much like this player, I didn’t want to take a chance. Three times the Lord asked me to step away from my career in teaching and to trust Him. Honestly time 1 and 2, I didn’t. What I failed to realize is if I didn’t take a chance, I wouldn’t know if it worked or not. I didn't like to take chances because I felt like it was too risky. Not recognizing that I was really afraid to live by Faith. Our faith in Christ, leads us to a greater relationship with God, our faith in Christ leads us into places seen and not seen (see Hebrews 11:1). Our faith should be framed by the Word of God.
When we are in our own heads, we trust what we possess. If we don't think we possess enough then, then we won't take chances. If we won't take chances then we don't trust God. After seeing God's hand in so many areas in my life, I know it's better to take my chance with God, rather than me to trust in what I posses. As a matter of fact, to trust that the Holy Spirit does the rest (see John 14:26 AMP. "Simply put it's better for me to get out of my own head, and get in the mind of Christ, that I can do ALL things through Christ Jesus (see Colossians 1:17)
I want to leave you with this...
"But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back." Hebrews 10:38
I'll Take My Chances with God,