For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7
Everything is given to us as been because of the goodness of God. He protects us; he provides, he strengthens.
My pastor preached a really encouraging message yesterday. He said we have to have faith in God but also faith in ourselves. Faith that anything we face, anything we work for, we can do because He has given us everything to succeed.
I have a lot of plans for my life; I want to continue to write, I want to own a business, and even if the bakery didn’t work out, I have that want to be an entrepreneur deep inside. He called me to that life. I know that I have been equipped, which might mean working for someone else for a few years before I can venture out on my own again.
But what I will never forget is that working for His kingdom before all else is what gives me the continued strength to work for myself. It is all for him; all else will be added.
So we all have what it takes. We all have the power and love of God within us. We have all been given self-discipline. We can do it, we can do what He has called us to. We just have to step out in that God’s confidence!
Father God, thank you. Thank you for equipping us to do better, to become the best versions of ourselves. Lord, we know it is all for your kingdom, so we will work to continue to build that. We ask you for continued strength to pursue all you have called us to do. Today is a good day to start something new, so we thank you! It is in your Holy Name that we pray AMEN.
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