Think God Can’t Use You?

Think God Can’t Use You? You Might Be a Human Geode

You Might Be a Human Geode “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may exalt you in due time.” ~1 Peter 5:6 Have you ever been overlooked? Felt inadequate? You’re in good company! Many of the people God used mightily in the Bible were not the “first draft” pick from a worldly perspective. But, these men and women all had one thing in common—a heart that God knew He could use for His kingdom purposes. Maybe you’re reading this wondering what gifts and abilities you can offer the Lord. Your heart may be ignited to fulfill all the plans and purposes He has for you, yet you feel inadequate and unworthy. The great news is that God cares more about what’s going on internally than externally, and He is fully able to use you for His glory! Be encouraged that some of the...

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A Simple Way to Stop Comparison From Stealing Your Destiny

Embrace God's Purpose for Your Life “For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. I know that full well.” (Psalm 139:13) You are an original: God’s masterpiece, handcrafted by God; created for a purpose. You are instilled with God-given giftings and abilities to offer this world in order to make a difference and to point people to Christ. It is no coincidence that you are the only one with your distinct set of fingerprints... Because God has designed you to make your specific and unique mark on this world for His honor and glory. In the Christian race, it is really important to stay in our own lane and focus on the goal that is in front of us. Philippians 3:14 says, “I press...

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Big Things Can Arise from Small Beginnings

From Acorn to Oak Tree! Has God placed a dream or desire in your heart? Are you discouraged because you are experiencing “small beginnings” as you are taking faith steps of obedience toward its fulfillment? It can be disappointing, at times, when God may require you to take baby steps instead of giant leaps towards the plans He has planted inside of you. But, an important principle to hold onto as you are trusting the Lord: Don’t be afraid to dream big and start small. At times, it may seem like what God whispered in your Spirit is experiencing frustration, “dirt”, and darkness. Circumstances may contradict what you know in your heart the LORD has been speaking to you. Embrace where you are on the way to where He is taking you. Each step has a purpose. Remember the visual of the acorn. A...

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Trusting God in the Middle of Your Story

Don't lose hope in the middle of your story Not everyone particularly likes the middle of the story – especially when it involves your own life story. Beginnings can be exciting where promises are received, and endings can be encouraging because they represent the breakthroughs where promises are fulfilled. Middles; however, typically involve some sort of waiting period, conflict, and/or refining experience and signify the growth that occurs between the beginning and the end. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 Everyone wants to be on the mountaintop to see the breathtaking views and the majestic heights, but not in the valley, where growth, testing, and...

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