“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Ephesians 2:8-10 NIV
If you only knew
How much God has in store for you. How much He wants to do through you- despite your broken heart; despite your messy past and your mishaps and failures and what nots.
Before you were even born, God had a plan for your life. It wasn’t conditional on you being “good.” He’s not Santa, making a list and checking it twice- trying to find out who’s naughty and nice. He promises to deliver on His promises anyway!!
God is always working where we do not see. He’s always doing something on your behalf to set you up for something great. When He says He will do something, be assured that He will do it.
Your own dreams and aspirations to do something good and noble, something prosperous and positive, something beneficial to the community or just to your family- He was a part of putting those desires in you. And when He puts an idea in your head, He will guide you into making it become a reality.
“for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”
Philippians 2:13 NIV
He is the best dream giver. The best dreams you have- when they’re not about selfish ambition or causing harm to others, they’re His dreams for you.
When you’re exceptionally good at something- that thing that you find easy but all your friends marvel at your ability to do it- that’s His grace on your life to do it. It’s a part of you fulfilling your dream. It came in the package called You and it’s a gift to the world.
If you only knew. What a gift to the world you are. Don’t keep that gift unwrapped under the Christmas tree anymore. Don’t let the package of your life be all that people get to see. Let them see the good thing that God has put in YOU and only you to do in this world.
Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us. Charles Spurgeon.
Don’t let yourself or your insecurity get in the way of what God wants to take you into in this next season. He’s been working on putting all the things in place for you to be successful at it since you gave your heart to Him, if not, before.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.””
Joshua 1:9 NIV
Dear Jesus, thank you that you gave me life and new life in you. Thank you that you have a plan for me to do good things on this earth in the short time I get to live here. Please show me your will for my life and give me the courage I need to go forward in it. You’re the great I am. Help me like Moses, to do what you have called me to do- to step out in faith and obedience and know that many many people will live better lives because you have used me to set them free. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.