Take The Keys

Fear can be debilitating. Fear can run your life. Unlike alcohol or drugs, its a habit that can be easily hidden behind very reasonable excuses. I like to sit at the very front wherever I go, not because its the closest to the exit doors of course, but so that I can see everything better. I can’t go to the grocery store tonight, not because I’ll have to walk through the parking lot alone, but because I have too much to do here. I can’t introduce myself to the new girl at church, I’m not good with people.  Does any of this sound familiar?

It does to me, because its how I used to allow my life to be lived. I was in the driver’s seat of my life, letting the enemy be the passenger and navigator whispering lies to me that would determine the direction we were going. One day though, I knew I had to go another direction, and that’s when I turned my keys over to Jesus. Now I’m just the passenger, asking Him where are we going next?

Every road that we travel on together is not always easy or joyful, however, EVERY road with Jesus has an eternal hope and a destination like no other. As believers, we know that our time here on Earth is limited. We know that as God’s children we need to be about our Father’s business – fear stops us from doing that. As the Word says, we were not given a spirit of timidity. I want to be as bold as David, I want to be like Paul and be a good steward of the gifts that God has given me. I want to conquer everything God lays before me and not shrink back in fear. I have to always remember that I don’t do anything on my own, Jesus is driving – I can do ALL THINGS through CHRIST who strengthens me. I love it when the bible says “all” don’t you? It’s limitless – just like the power of Jesus in your life.

As the new year approaches, let me challenge you to turn your keys over to the only One who can really lead you in the right direction.

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]Kacey is a Jesus loving Wife and Mom of three – Ryder – 6 yrs. old, and Lincoln & Ruby Jane – 5yrs. old. When she is not managing her family she can be found coaching a women’s discipleship group, writing, and photographing other wonderful families or with her nose in a book or design blog. Kacey believes that joy is found in all of the small things that our day has to offer – a prayer, a bear hug from her kids, a quiet five minutes, and of course chocolate.[/author_info] [/author]
4 replies
  1. Sue Detweiler
    Sue Detweiler says:

    I agree that fear is debilitating. God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. However, I have come to think differently about “keys.” I definitely don’t want to give the keys to the enemy to intimidate and harras me… But did you notice that Jesus gave Peter keys and He said that the gates of hell would not prevail against him(?) He also gave us keys to “bind and loose.”(Matthew 18) When Jesus gave us the great commission in Matthew 28 He talked about the fact that ALL authority on heaven and earth was His — and that He gave it to us. In fact He challenged us to use those keys of authority to make disciples….

    So, anyway… Just to build on the image of the keys…the way that I like to think about the New Year is that I have been given keys from Jesus and it requires me to get in the driver’s seat. Most of the time I would rather someone else drive me around. But as we grow up in Christ, as adult daughters and sons, it requires us to take the keys given to us and to drive. Jesus is sitting right next to us and through the Holy Spirit is directing our path, but we have been given the power of choice….

    In 2013 I chose to take the keys given to me by Jesus and to move forward in His anointing and power…. letting His perfect love cast out all fear so that I can confidently and boldly move forward in Him — for His glory!

    Anyway, I have been thinking about this since I read your blog. What do you think?

  2. Kacey Randolph
    Kacey Randolph says:

    Absolutely! I could not agree with you more and thank you for sharing. Taking the keys in our authority in Christ is such a powerful action that is life changing, not only for ourselves but for those of us around us. With the Holy Spirit guiding us and really relinquishing control – turning our keys over to Jesus – we can take His keys of authority to operate in all of the Kingdom purposes that He has called us to. His love and care for us amazes me every day.

  3. Mom
    Mom says:

    Such a great way to get a wonderful message out in starting this new year.. I see you growing strong within your faith and just love how the Holy Spirit shines through you….. You are a great role model for the generation today…keep on writing these blogs… I am proud to call you my daughter….


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