“I am writing to all who have been called by God the Father, who loves you and keeps you safe in the care of Jesus Christ.”Jude 1:1 NLT
“I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit.”Ephesians 3:16 NLT
Strength to love, to walk, to work, to hold on to hope and let go of fear.
Not by your strength but by God’s.
To be strengthened not from your limited resources, but from God’s unlimited ones.
“But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.”
Hebrews 10:39 NIV
I want to remind you that there is no such thing as “normal”.
Life does not move in simple horizontal lines, plotting along connecting dots.
We are not given a coloring page per season of life and asked to simply color inside the lines.
Life happens…death happens. Circumstances arise that are far out of your control but with Jesus, you are created to deal with the reality.
You are empowered to fill the need presented to you with all the gifts and grace God has given to you.
You are made to live your life to the fullest.
You are a child of God who has been made to rise to the occasion. To deal with the reality. You have been empowered to fill the need presented to you with all the gifts and grace God has given to you.
“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn” – Harriet Beecher Stowe
Don’t worry about defining yourself within your culture. Don’t limit yourself by trying to find a place to fit. Do all that you are called to do, all that you are called to be, in the season you find yourself in, with the tools that you have in your hands.
With bold and strong colors – fill in the lines of your season then draw outside of them. Live outside of the lines of other’s expectations. Your voice matters. What you are doing is important. Your input is vital and needed.
Quit trying to be normal and live boldly in faith today.
It’s different when you know you belong.
You know what to do, who to talk to and what is “the norm”.
“Now those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also behave in accordance with the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:24-25 NET)
Don’t let the enemy deceive you into believing are still a slave to your flesh and subject to it’s every whim.
You are not a slave to your flesh, you are child of God.
Loved, provided for and empowered to live your life in and by the power of the Holy Spirit.
You belong to Christ- start behaving like it.