Ephesians 2:10 Amplified Bible
10 For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), [a]recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].
Our task!? What has God called you to do that seems difficult? Do you feel equipped? Inadequate? I’m sure Noah, the farmer, felt inadequate and not well equipped to construct an ark! Moses felt inadequate to be the mouthpiece of God as he was a man who was “slow of speech.” And how about Abraham, to be the Father of many nations, yet at his calling with no children?!
In the many things God has allowed for my life, I’ve always felt inadequate and never well equipped. I still feel that way about many areas. I have to remember this verse from 1 Corinthians 1:25 - 31
25Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26For you see your calling, brothers, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;28And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yes, and things which are not, to bring to nothing things that are:29That no flesh should glory in his presence.30But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31That, according as it is written, He that glories, let him glory in the Lord.
Yet, God has taken my very personality, strengths, and abilities to assist in what He calls me to do. I don’t always recognize it, but have a dear friend that often reminds me and helps me reflect on where I have come and how He has paved the way. Satan really does work hard to keep us from seeing who we are in Christ as we take those paths which He Himself prepared ahead of time, because he (Satan) is clearly aware of who you are and greatly knows the depth of your potential. All along you have been trained, coached, and directed by the Holy Spirit. Dive in and quit worrying about whether or not you are ready. It's been prearranged and planned for you long ago! If God is tugging, don't pull back. Use that tug as conformation that He is directing your feet to walk that path...of His choosing.
I’m not afraid to mow the grass...I have basic knowledge in running the machine, a little strength, a whole lot of trust in God to help me attain, and that's all it takes! Likewise, whatever He calls me or you to do, the same principle applies: a little basic knowledge, a willingness, a little strength, and a life of trusting whole-heartedly in God.
Philippians 1: 6 NIV
Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 2:12 Amplified Bible
And this is why I am suffering as I do. Still I am not ashamed, for I know (perceive, have knowledge of, and am acquainted with) Him Whom I have believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on), and I am [positively] persuaded that He is able to guard and keep that which has been entrusted to me and which [a]I have committed [to Him] until that day.
If we take God at His word, He'll take us places and work through us in ways that will cause others who knew us when, to step back, shake their heads, and say, "There has to be a God in heaven; no way could she have accomplished those things or become that person on her own."
~ Your Beautiful Purpose by Susie Larson
They are ordinary people who then do extra-ordinary things!
"What's so beautiful about our call is that God knows full well
whom He's getting when He calls us." ~ S. Larson
God always seems to give confirmations about what He has laid on my heart to write about. As I started this blog last week, I never thought about Him bringing it full circle with a testimony, repeated scriptures throughout the week, a study book, and this quote posted by a friend on Facebook. Thanks God!
“Lord, let me make a difference for you that is utterly disproportionate to who I am.”
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