Because the Sovereign Lord helps me,
Isaiah 50:7 (NIV)
Perhaps those you love have not caught the vision God has given you, and you are discouraged. Perhaps they have said things that have broken your heart and determination. Remember it is His calling for you. Not anyone else’s. They may not have grasped your heart, but you cannot always expect them to grasp it. It is your vision. It is your joy. It is your pearl. Many times the ones closest to you do not catch it. You feel shunned and discredited—as if your calling has little value.
You do not do His work alone. He is faithful to empower what He asks you to do. He is faithful to empower the work He sets in motion. Because He helps you, there is no reason to feel abandoned by those who do not understand. Set your face and your mind like flint to His calling. Even though feelings of rejection may flood your heart, refuse them access to your mind. Do not allow others to minimize His purpose.
Commit to the Lord every decision as you move forward. Train your mind upon His desires—not your own or those of anyone else. Always examine the state of your heart and His calling. Always be less so He can be more. If He is your reason for living—if you are fully His, He creates you. He shapes your heart. He molds your purpose. He fulfills the desire of His heart through you. When your vision becomes His, His plan for your life will succeed because He is faithful.
© 2018 Lynn Lacher