God is faithful.
When I stepped out in faith recently, I got many stares and glares. But His hope in me was stronger.
God showed up!
He actually had a personally designed plan for me, and He still does. I can’t wait for it to continue to unfold as He leads me to take many more leaps of faith in Him.
Often times, we doubt that God sees and understands everything we’re going through. We get so used to being in prison that when it is time to receive blessings from Him, we don’t even know how to open our hands to eat and enjoy them!
When it’s time, I’ll share what He’s done and what He had planned! But for now, I’ll use this space to encourage you to believe:
#1: God loves you. Stop running away. Stop settling for the things that you know aren’t good for you. Stop settling for a life that you know God does not want you to live.
#2: God fights for you. Even if you don’t have faith in yourself, God has faith in you. We frequently encourage each other in our faith in the Lord. God also has faith in us, to overcome struggles we’ve never thought possible in Him and to help so many others through places He has brought us through.
#3: God has a specially designed plan for you. Growing up, I always thought I was weird. Well, so what if I am? Now, I’m a child of God. I’m not of this world. I am following Christ. The way God made me is unique, and I’m not afraid to show who I am in Christ. Why? Because He knows me and He wants me to succeed for Him. Not for anyone else. Don’t hide. Shine.
#4: God wants the absolute best for you. Like a Father, He wants your heart. He wants to redeem your heart in Christ. When you are born again, He gives you life and then He desires for you to serve Him wholeheartedly. He doesn’t want you to feel like you need to serve money, the world, or yourself anymore. He invites you to serve Him and others freely—the King of Kings in His Kingdom! He wants you to be free to be you in Him, like a child going about their father’s business doing those things you know you were created to do. Not what you used to do. Not what others think you should do. You see, our Heavenly Father’s business is eternal. It is good, and He will always have your best interests in mind. He will use your spiritual and creative talents/gifts for His glory and honor, and you’ll do them by Him.
#5: God will forgive you. If you’ve delayed going after God’s plan for your life, all you need to do is repent. Show up. Step out. Come to Him. Say, I’m sorry, I’m ready to obey, I’m listening. I am Yours. Everything I am is Yours. Do with me as You will. Your plan is the best plan and I don’t want anything less. Your will be done, not for any other reason but because I love you and I want to follow You. I get lost so easily, but please hold my hand. I want you to lead me in the plan You have for me. You know what I need. Please carry me step by step and take me from glory to glory. God will forgive you and restore everything the enemy tried to rob from you.
I pray these words encouraged you to pursue all that God has for you. It is not too late. You’re still here on earth for a reason. God does have a plan for you, and it is special. Don’t miss out on it. Pursue God’s heart—and everything else shall be added to you.
7 Promises for your Creative HeArt:
The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him. Psalm 37:23.
For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11.
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. John 10:27.
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21.
It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him. Deuteronomy 13:4.
Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me. John 12:26.