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And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.Philippians 1:6 ESV
I pray with great faith for you , because I’m fully convinced that the One who began this gracious work in you will faithfully continue the process of maturing you until the unveiling of our Lord Jesus Christ!Philippians 1:6 TPT
God is calling you. That’s for certain. If you’re alive and reading this, it means He’s got something unique and specific for you to do on this earth. Maybe that’s writing a book or starting a business. Maybe it’s starting a charity or a program in your community.
But sometimes when God reveals His plans to us, they seem so big and scary. We wonder, “What if I don’t have what it takes?” or “Ok, God I see your plans but I don’t think I have the skillset, or talents to start doing this right now.” Or maybe you feel like something in your past (or even present) is disqualifying you. Perhaps you should clean that up first.
Moses felt the same way. When God called Moses to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt, he made a ton of excuses why he wasn’t the one. But God already knew what He had placed in Moses. He had plans for him, good plans before he was even placed in his mother’s womb and He knew that Moses had what it takes to carry out those plans.
God also knows what He’s placed in you. Yes, His plans for you are big and scary, but that’s because you aren’t meant to fulfill them without His help. Nothing is big and scary for Him. All He wants is your “Yes”. That allows Him to mold you into the person you need to be to carry out those plans.
But we are all a work in progress. It’s a process, so you have to start where you are right now. What you have right now is good enough for God to work with because it is He who will complete the good work He started in you. You may be not perfect but your story has the ability to help draw someone else into the Kingdom of God.
Prayer: Father, help me to understand that I don’t have to get everything perfect before I begin doing the things You’ve created me to do. You would not ask me to do something and not equip me or leave me on my own. As I journey with You and allow You to mold me into the person I was created to be, You will develop in me everything I need to fulfill Your calling in my life. I trust You enough to step out and start walking in my purpose.
© Deborah Ruck @ As Bold As THE Lion blog
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