Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Just As We Are

Do you think you're not good enough to serve the Lord? Sometimes I feel like that. But I know it's not what I do right or my gifts and talents that matter. It's the Lord and His design for my life that make my days special. I am never going to be good enough. But He loves me anyway, and He wants to challenge me, uplift me, teach me, He wants me to walk with him.  

How do I know? Because He tells me so.

1 Corinthians 1:25-31

For the foolishness of God  is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For consider  your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are. So that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because off him you are in Christ Jesus, who became too us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that as it is written, "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord."

Many years ago, when I was a young woman, this scripture was spoken over me as part of prophesy. I've never forgotten. It reminds me that I have been called ... just as I am with all my fears and weaknesses. I'm no one special, by the world's standards, but I am handcrafted by God and loved by Him. I am all I need to be as long as I am His. He is enough.

And He is enough for you. Don't let the world drag you down. Don't let your own opinion of yourself keep you from the life intended for you. 

Are you feeling a tug on your heart? It could be God. Maybe He's trying to get your attention. Maybe He wants you to know that He loves you and cherishes you ... just as you. And He longs to share life with you. Listen to His voice. A wondrous future lies ahead, if only you will listen.

Already walking with the Lord? Praise Him!

Is He asking you to take a chance? Make a change? Don't be afraid. Listen to Him and step out. 

Sometimes God asks us to do big things, but oftentimes it's in the smallness of life where we can best serve. Whatever He asks of us is important. And even when we feel weak and small He will lift us up and remind us that we matter ... that He loves us and wants to walk with us as we sojourn here. He wants us to place our hand in His and allow Him to lead us into places we might not have imagined.

Remember, there is no safer place to be than within The Father's will. Trust Him. He loves us beyond our ability to understand ... just as we are.

Grace and peace to you from God,