Do It Afraid

by Tereciah on March 30, 2020

For the last week I have been working on a business project that I had absolutely no experience in doing. Everyday I would pray and ask the Holy Spirit for guidance. I was stressed. Starting to feel overwhelmed and at times I stopped working on it because I really didn’t know what to do or where to go.

Let me back up here for a minute. Several weeks ago I read again (like for the 5th time!!!) a book on the Jabez Prayer. I TRULY believe God’s word and I’ve always felt if He did it for others, He can do it for me.

So I asked God to enlarge my territory – Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, Spiritually, and Financially. I prayed that prayer over our businesses. I prayed for open doors (opportunities) and then I started to do the work.
I researched, researched, researched. I looked at examples, wasted a ton of ink printing examples off and I studied them.

Today I finished it and submitted the proposal. I almost cried because I had done it.

All through this process I kept thinking “I can’t be the only one who’s ever had to do this! We can’t be the only company that need help like this!”
And then it hit me. As a “Conduit of Knowledge” I had to go through this for others.

So here’s what I’ve learned in this process.

-There are some things i will learn through reading and hearing but then, there are some things I will have to go through and experience in order to share and feel what others are feeling.

-Truly God has placed within me everything I need to complete a task at hand even if at times I don’t feel or think so. Time and time again He has given me the skill and knowledge to do things. When I look back on my life I can see where if I didn’t know something, or if I didn’t have the money, I researched, studied, and learned to do it and God has helped me.


-I had to get out of my COMFORT ZONE and ask the questions even if I felt I would sound stupid. I would literally prep talk myself before I sent an email or called because I would be afraid they would think I was ignorant. I had to tell myself that it’s okay to sound silly. Just get the answers you need because this won’t be the last time you’ll need to do one of these!

I enjoy sharing knowledge with others that would help them better their lives. I love showing them how to apply what they’ve learned in a practical manner, and I’ve asked God over the years to allow me one day to do just that. And I believe that He will.

So my friends I write this long message to say; ask God to enlarge your territory, and when He does, recognize the open doors. Don’t be afraid to walk through them even if you are afraid. Trust God, the work of the Holy Spirit and yourself!

God Bless! Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana 2020

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