So when you don’t feel good enough or strong enough to face it, just know that God’s grace reaches to the lowest of lows to pick up and elevate to the highest of the heights. That’s you and me He reaches for to lift us out of where we are, to hold us close to His gentle heart and saturate us with His favour and His ‘always there’ grace. He has enough grace to go around and reach to the ends of the earth and to everyone in it, so you can know, He’s got enough for you in your corner! Right there, right where you are, He’ll dispense it as you need it, and not a moment sooner, so don’t panic in the moment of the unknowns and the insecurities, and the disappointments. Grace lurks in those horrific places, just ready to be given and God will give generously and lavishly and just so willingly and His love, so unconditional, won’t care about what you’ve done or haven’t done.
So you see, there are no worries to perform to perfection. No, beautiful soul, Perfection is not necessary for grace to meet you where you are and take you from where you’ve been. Let it go and step out of the past and be drenched in the sweetness of His grace and favour. He’ll see you through the next step in the journey.
Ephesians 4: 7
“But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.”
2 Peter 1: 2
“Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.”
A discouraging day is it? Yeah, there are some of those, when everything that can go wrong does and when it’s all said and done, it’s all said and done and you can’t change it or make it different but you can shake it off, move on and make a difference. Begin with an attitude check and a heaping dose of God’s grace to soothe the discouragement, disappointment and add some mellow to the harsh. Those sand paper moments are difficult but they come and sometimes they trick us into thinking we’re not good enough or smart enough or strong enough to make it. They sneak up on us and catch us off guard and if we’re not alert they can win it over us and run us down. Beautiful soul, you are not defined by your successes or your accomplishments. You are not who you are because you’ve made it or haven’t made it. You are you and who you are is God’s creation made in His image, and made beautifully to fulfil His purpose in your life. He hasn’t left. He hasn’t walked away. He hasn’t left you alone in the journey. Trust Him to meet you right where you are ~ in that heap of insecurity and not good enough. In that heap of impossible and over the top expectation demanded of you. Jesus is your security in your insecurities and your strength and motivation in the impossible. Let Him take your load, your worry and your anxieties and give you peace.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
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So you and I and we and us, we sometimes find it difficult to just ‘let go’ of the heap of stuff that nips at our heels breaking into our day, and dragging on into the dark of our sleepless nights! We give it over and we take it back. Oh yeah, over and over again we do and time and time again these things trip us up and defy our faith and our trust in the God that we know really cares about us. He’s graced us with His favor in a lifetime of blessing and yet, these issues creep into the nooks and crannies and small moments of the day to steal from us. Yeah, they do! They rob us of joy if our eyes aren’t focused properly on the God in control of it all. Eyes fixed on the problems turn even small things into overwhelming moments,huge hurdles and big days to navigate through. Sometimes we may find that we don’t do so well on the journey and weariness sets in and looms heavy about our hearts and our heads. Well, beautiful soul, give it and all of it over once more to the God in charge! The One who holds you in the dark nights, in the storms, in the rough waters, and carries you through the fire unscathed and unharmed. He knows you through and through; your fears, your worries, your insecurities, your weaknesses. Yeah, He made you from scratch and no one understands you like He does. Let Psalm 139: 13 -14 refresh your memory for now, let it sink in deep. “Certainly you made my mind and heart; you wove me together in my mother’s womb. I will give you thanks because your deeds are awesome and amazing. You knew me thoroughly;” Did you get that? His deeds are awesome and amazing! You are His creation ~ yeah, awesome and amazing you and you can know that not one thing will touch you that He doesn’t allow. So tuck that under your soft pillow tonight and rest on it. Relax in His presence and focus on God’s goodness. He knows you inside out and He got solutions for all that information overload jammed into your mind and all that heap of stuff on your plate. Breathe and ask His counsel. Don’t forget to listen. His words are wisdom and truth. He won’t lead you off track.
Isaiah 55: 8-9
“Indeed, my plans are not like your plans, and my deeds are not like your deeds, for just as the sky is higher than the earth, so my deeds are superior to your deeds and my plans superior to your plans. For just as the sky is higher than the earth, so my deeds are superior to your deeds and my plans superior to your plans.
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So you’re regretting your past and your failures? If you allow all of that stuff to define who you are, you’ll stand in the way of God using you for His purpose. At God’s command, Moses threw down his rod that defined him as a lowly shepherd, all too aware of his own insecurities, weaknesses and failures. He didn’t want to do what God had for him because he didn’t feel confident enough! When he threw down his rod (His crutch, his control) God took it over and all the insecurities, weaknesses and failures became potential that God used in the life of Moses to lead the complaining, critical Israelites through wilderness wanderings. What’s your crutch, your rod that you hold on to so tightly? Throw it down before God and leave it with Him. Make this a defining moment and rather than hiding behind weaknesses and insecurities see them as powerful potential for God to use!
Exodus 4: 1-3
“Then Moses said, “What if they will not believe me or listen to what I say? For they may say, ‘The LORD has not appeared to you.'” 2The LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?” And he said, “A staff.” 3Then He said, “Throw it on the ground.” So he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it.…