Having been in church since I entered this world, I have been taught about and exposed to the word of God my entire life. From the Bible stories of Adam and Eve to the God inspired studies of Beth Moore and Henry Blackaby, my life has been indoctrinated with scripture and the study thereof. That is why I find it so peculiar that while reading my Bible yesterday a verse jumped off the pages as though I had never read it before though I had countless times. God had a message for me in it that needed to be grasped and a word of encouragement. Don’t you just love it when you see the hand of God working in your life like that to speak directly to you! Here is the verse:
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)
“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6)
Possible reason for discouragement in this endeavor–perhaps you have chosen your own
purpose, and though it may see a “good work,” it is not the one “prepared in advance for you
to do.” Believe me, I know you may absolutely love your self-chosen good work and have
placed your heart and soul into it for many years. However, we must defer to God’s greater
plan for our lives. Our love for our Lord, His love for us, and our submission to His will
cause our feet to land where there is greater fulfillment, less frustration, and more joy.
His help in this transition is a prayer away. I love this Joyce Meyer quote:
“Don’t make the choice to go back to where you came from. God has a much bigger plan for you!”
Today, embrace the joy of knowing that you are not aimlessly wandering on the earth until God calls you home. You are a vital asset to His Kingdom. Rest in Him, seek his face, and begin the “good work” that been lovingly assigned to you as you walk on this earth! What excitement awaits you! To God Be the Glory!