Let’s be real for a minute; there’s many times I’ve been tempted to throw out the idea of being made “for a reason” or having a specific calling just because the journey has gotten almost too hard. I’ve oftentimes asked God if he really told me things. If the things I’ve felt called to pursue was truly from Him. Or if waiting on Him was really what He wanted me to do.
God knows we play our fair share of thinking in circles and trying to figure out our own way to solve a situation; or make something happen on our own time, right?! But what’s funny is; how it never works the way we want it to when it’s on our own dime or our own efforts (without His backing that is)
I’m a firm believer in “working like it depends on us then praying like it depends on Him” and feel this is our responsibility: to be excellent in everything we do, but then to trust that His favor will fall on us in the process too. In a recent season, everything I seemed to be praying about and talking to God over, I admit there were times I felt like I was wishing on a star, and in reality I didn’t even know if my prayers would be answered because they were not “filled with faith”. Often times I questioned what desires He put on my heart and if I’m even on the right track. Anyone relate? Especially when we hear whispers of doubts speaking “you’re not enough” or “you can’t do that, leave it to someone that CAN”.
Well good news; even faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains! And we can trust God at His word! When He speaks words of delivery, courage or redemption, we can believe for It! The hardest challenge we will have is to trust in the promises He gives us will come to fruition! But in the waiting and the pressing in is where our faith is built, our character refined, our joy complete. Don’t let go of your faith because of what you have yet to see my friend; God is still writing your story. HE has A PURPOSE. HE IS FOR YOU. His plans are GOOD & EVERY. THING. the enemy meant to use to harm you; God WILL USE for YOUR GOOD! Are you holding onto promises of His word & waiting for them to come to their fullness? Hold on and don’t give up hope. Hold unswervingly to the HOPE we profess, for HE who PROMISED IS FAITHFUL ❤
What prayers have you prayed with little faith?
Do you think it’s possible to let that seed grow and that prayer grow into something you believe for? Talk to God about your story and your own journey. Silence those voices of doubt and watch that mustard seed grow
Lord, thank you for the little bit of hope you’ve given me in the courage to even pray for ____. I admit, oftentimes I pray not knowing if it’s truly your will for ____ to happen, but I do believe faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains as it says in your word. Lord, help me to silence the lies of the accuser and to believe I am enough; that I can do this with you by my side and that you are still writing my story. Lord, let me see your purpose for my life continue to unfold as I trust another aspect of my life into your hands and believe for great things to come. God, I believe you will use even this for good, so as I hold unswervingly to the hope I profess in you, in the personal intimate connection I have with you, help me to rest in your goodness. Let me see your faithfulness. Thank you for your incredible provision. Thank you for watching over my life and protecting me even today. I love you Father. I am so grateful for the gift of knowing you and your son, Jesus. Thank you for his sacrifice and for the reason we can find hope in you as the anchor of our hope. Please increase my faith and let me walk with utmost confidence your plans are for good. Amen