In one of his videos, Seth Godin speaks about the idea that when you are trying to start a project or a new venture you shouldn’t be too keen on seeking reassurance. He opines that this need for reassurance is basically us giving in to our fears and needing someone to tell us that everything is going to be okay.
This seeking reassurance prevents us from taking risks because if we don’t get it we might never take any action. He adds that it is not so important for us to seek reassurance but be willing to take a risk.
If we were to look at the definition of reassurance then we could see the sense in this position. Merriam Webster Online Dictionary defines reassurance as, “something that is said or done to make someone feel less afraid, upset, or doubtful” But can’t we all relate though? We desperately want someone to take us by the hand and tell us that everything will be okay. That all will work out for our benefit.
Fortunately, there is one person that tells us that all will be well. In Romans 8:28, the scripture tell us that all things will work together for the good of us that are in Christ Jesus. This means that once we are in Christ Jesus, no matter how difficult the circumstances might seem it will work for our good. The key though is that what we define as good may not be God’s definition of good because his thoughts and ways are not like ours (Isaiah 55: 8-9).
so we can find reassurance in his words to us.” Proverbs 19:9 puts it this way, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps”. We may not find reassurance in the word of man but we find it in the words of Jesus because he is the one that establishes our steps.
We have reassurance that we are not walking alone. God is with us always. We can turn to his word when we need comfort. He has given us the Holy spirit as our comforter and friend, we are not on this journey alone he is there is a guide (Psalm 32:8) and comforter (John 14:16).
So whatever venture you are taking on, whatever you believe is his purpose for you, know that Jesus provides the reassurance you need by telling you that his yoke is easy and his burden is light (Matthew 11:30) and if we take up our cross and follow him (Matthew 16: 24-26) all will be well for us in the end.