“By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.” 2 Peter 1:3
I get asked where my confidence in God comes through. I am not much of a “Rah, Rah” guy but I am that annoying one who looks at what you have, good or bad and says two things:
1. What are you going to do now? – Your bus is parked wherever you drove it, if you don’t like it, get back in the bus and drive it somewhere else.
2. What do you need to get moving? Most of the times, we don’t recognize how much we have. We need to take an attitude of abundance and get rid ofour attitude of scarcity. God has given us more than enough to accomplish what He has asked us to do.
I was not born with an unshakeable faith. I don’t even think I have it yet. It has become stronger because I realize that I am loved more than I can imagine no matter what and since God loves me that much, He would never set me up to fail.
Do we sometime s feel like: We Failed, We are not worthy, We would rather not, sure but this shows more about our nature, not His.
You see, God has given us everything we need to live the life He asks us to lead. You just need to recognize what is around you and that you are not alone in your life. Make some room and take advantage of what He gave you.
Say it with Me, “I am not alone.”
Here is a partial list of all of the resources God gave us to help us along the way.. I guarantee, it is more than you thought you have.
God’s Promises – Gold tells us to be strong and courageous because, “He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” This is one of hundreds of promises that He is always with us, encouraging us and fighting our battles.
The Bible – God did not leave us to guess what we should do. Get into the Bible and just see what happens. The Word is alive and more that enough.
The Holy Spirit – Jesus says “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate,[b] who will never leave you. 17 He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth.” The Holy Spirit is your helper.
Prayer – Prayer builds faith and your relationship with God.. “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” Philippians 4. That’s right, start talking and then start listening.
Other People – “For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.” Matthew 18. We were never intended to go through life alone. You may just be one relationship away from everything you need. If you don’t have everything you need, look around, you need to know someone else. Open yourself up and start living with the understanding We Are Better Together.
God expects us to act and move with the Humility of a follower and the confidence of a leader. This is that powerful connection that allows Him to work it all out for the good of those who love Him.
You can do this. Better yet, let’s do it together.