The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it —1 Thessalonians 5:24 NIV
He calls me, and I will obey. If I stay focused on His purpose, whatever comes against me will not succeed. Hard times come, but I choose to keep calm in His never-changing purpose and unlimited power. If I lose my peace for even a moment, I retreat into His presence and give Him my struggle. I will regain His peace. I can accomplish nothing when I am upset and stressed out. In giving Him all that I face, I get rid of my selfish needs, and concentrate on His purpose for me.
I will always believe that I can do what He has called me to do. He is faithful and will do the work. But His work is only accomplished by His Spirit working through me. I must surrender all my desires for His. I must surrender what I consider my inadequacies for His ability. I must surrender. In my surrender I discover His power.
Focusing on His call, I will concentrate on the daily things which need be done to work toward His vision. If I lose the focus, I will lose the purpose for my life. If I rush the work to attain His purpose, I will become discouraged by the immensity of it all. Daily I lay down my cross, and ask Him to come, and lead. I will remember each day that He never asks me to do something without providing the power to accomplish it.
And that is enough for this journey.
© 2017 Lynn Lacher
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