What do you do when you find yourself believing in a dream and you’re convinced you are made to stand out, not fit in? Nor are you designed to be like everybody else?
But you’re constantly reminded you should fit in and adapt to the world’s methods or standards and do what they’re doing in order to find the same success.
Well….do you believe it and try to find your own success because you chose to be like everyone else? Or do you wait on God? Well….here’s what I believe.
To meet with obstacles at every attempt to make your plan work is God saying “not yet.” Be patient. My plan will come to pass. Have faith. Trust my timing. The more you tell God “I’m not ready” and stay in your comfort zone, the more He will move you into your destiny and show himself strong. Oftentimes in your most difficult struggle you will find your greatest strength. Your struggle becomes your passion.
When you’re given an opportunity to do something out of your comfort zone you know is orchestrated by God, do it. Walk by faith, not by sight. God is leading you in the right direction. Press on. He promises all things work together for the greater good. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28). Believe!
What if I told you God says you are fearfully and wonderfully made? Aren’t you called to be a peculiar people for God? Didn’t God give you a vision? YOU were called by God.
Don’t choose to listen to the opinions of others only to stagnate your growth. Do not conform. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. The vision is yet for the appointed time. God promise it will surely come. Keep the faith. It will surely come.
Be blessed! – JD
Proverbs 19:21 “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” (ESV)
Even in your greatest trial, which may seem difficult to handle, God will use it for your good and for his glory. Let it become your testimony.
God will equip you with all you need for doing his will (Hebrews 13:21). He will give you what he knows you need to endure. And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God; those who are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).
Let the world know of God’s marvelous works. Show them what he has done for you. Let them see how good God has been to you. Don’t let trials discourage you to the point of defeat. Thank God for them. They are meant to happen for a reason. No matter what you may be going through, know that God is with you. He will never leave you or forsake you. Count it all joy. Trials build endurance. It will help you grow and become stronger. Thank you Jesus.
Be encouraged. God doesn’t call the equipped; He equips the called. Some of his greatest work is done through broken people. God can use you. He will equip you for the great things he has in store for you. Be blessed! -JD
Hebrews 13:20-21 “May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (NIV)
There’s someone somewhere fighting for, holding on to dear life. No matter how difficult it may seem, be thankful for your life. Good morning!
Thank God for your life and all that you have. You may not have all that you want but you have what you need. Things may not be going well, but it could be worse. Give thanks to God, not for your problems but for strength he’s given you to get through every difficult experience.
Be encouraged. Praise God. Your situation may not be the best of the best, but it’s not the worse. Take heart – “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for the good, for those who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). God is faithful.
Be blessed! -JD
Ephesians 5:20 “And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (NLT)