The Courage to Be Open-Handed

Hannah McClure shared a heartfelt insight about the emotional journey of collaboration during a conversation with Family Life Radio: “The more you do it, it feels like the less precious, high stakes it is.”

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.

– Romans 5:3-4 NLT

You might find it challenging to share your ideas, your dreams, or even your fears with others. Maybe you’re worried about how they’ll react or what they’ll think of you. But as Hannah points out, the more you step out in faith and courage, the easier it becomes to be open-handed with your thoughts and feelings. And when you do, you’re not just opening up to people; you’re opening up to God’s possibilities.

Collaboration opens you up to God possibilities.

Being open-handed means you’re strong enough to know that you don’t have all the answers. It means you’re brave enough to let others into your world, to let them see your imperfections, and to allow God to work through those very imperfections for His glory.

So, take that step today. Share that idea you’ve been holding back with those you trust. Open up about that dream that’s been stirring in your heart. The more you do it, the less intimidating it becomes, and the more room you make for God to move in miraculous ways.

May this devotional inspire you to live courageously, to be open-handed with your ideas and dreams, and to trust that God is working all things together for your good.

Today’s One Thing

Pray: “Heavenly Father, give me the courage to be open-handed with my ideas, my dreams, and my fears. Help me to see the beauty in collaboration and the strength in vulnerability. I trust that as I open up, You will fill me with Your peace and guide me in Your perfect will. Amen.”

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