God is asking you today, “What do you want to do with your life?” Get the vision He wants to give you and do not be afraid! Deal with your fear and allow Him to guide you each step of the way.

Years ago, I spent the day with some dear friends, Jim and Jeanne Rogers. Jeanne has a dynamic ministry as a singer and praise leader. She has sung at conferences across the nation, taught music workshops, and appeared on television. But as a young woman, Jeanne felt the pain of rejection. Her mother was divorced two or three times, and her father, an alcoholic, abandoned her when she was a baby. But today, people look at her and say, “What a marvelous lady and a wonderful singer!”

Look at Evangelist James Robison. When he was born, his mother put an ad in the newspaper asking for someone to raise him. A godly pastor and his wife took James into their home as a foster child and shared the love of God with him. But the promise of a loving family didn’t last. Throughout his childhood, James was shuffled between the foster home where he felt safe and the house where his mother lived. There, he faced poverty, rejection, and abuse by an alcoholic father.

Today, James Robison is one of the most dynamic Christians anywhere. His organization, LIFE Outreach International, is bringing the life and love of Jesus to sick, starving, forgotten people all across the globe. In southern Africa alone, LIFE Outreach is helping to feed tens of thousands of children every month—and seeing multitudes saved through the power of the Gospel.

What happened to these people? By God’s grace, they stopped feeling sorry for themselves. They faced their fear and put their faith in Jesus. They saw reality from God’s perspective and allowed it to redefine their future. They believed He had His hand on their lives, and they trusted Him—no matter what their circumstances told them.

Stop making excuses. Being angry at the world for your misfortunes will get you nowhere. You need to say, “God, You have a plan for my life. Show me that plan, and help me fulfill the call You have on my life. I trust You, and I thank You for loving me.”