Knowing Who You Are

A person can receive only what is given them from heaven. You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah but am sent ahead of him.’”‭‭ John‬ ‭3:27-28‬ ‭NIV‬‬

When God lays a burden on your heart, it will always be bigger than you and it will be something only He can do through you.

Knowing who you are (and who you are not) is vital in carrying out your own God-given assignment.

John the Baptist knew who he was and he knew who he wasn’t.

Faith in Jesus sets you free to do what He has called you to do without looking to others in envy or for acceptance.

Fear traps you in perpetual anxiety about all the things you can’t do and about all the gifts you don’t have.

You are called to faithfully fulfill the assignment God has given you without trying to be someone you are not or function in gifts God has not given you.

Live your call.

Use your gifts.

Leave the rest to God.

Don’t Get Distracted. 

  

I don’t want any of you sitting around on your hands. I don’t want anyone strolling off, down some path that goes nowhere. 
Eph. 4:2 MSG

We all have a path that leads to nowhere in our life. Just to the right, always tempting us to spend some time meandering down a mindless easier way. The settle-for-less path. The this-is-the-best-it’s-ever-going-to-be path. 

I am not talking about resting your body or refreshing your spirit. I am not even talking about Facebook or social media. I am talking about the path that distracts from running after what God has called you to.

I know you might not even realize that you are there and that suttle distractions have led you down a road you never meant to travel.

The temptation is to quit when it gets hard. To settle for second or third or worst. To let a mindless distractraction drain your energy and water down your vision. To simply stop pushing back against tension of resistance that forward motion toward the vision of God brings.

No one will notice if you quit, right? 

Wrong. God will notice and your world will be impacted. It will be effected by the void of your growth and the loss of your God given gifts in it. They may not know it at the time but everyone will be impacted by it. 

Look around- are you going the right way? Are you fighting the good fight or have you given up?

If this is where you find yourself- wake up! It is NEVER to late to turn around and get directions back to where God has called you to be. 

If you are getting discouraged because the right road isn’t easy or comfortable- hold on! Keep focused. Press through. Don’t quit. 

Those around you are the ones that are most impacted by your decision not to settle. 

Don’t get distracted.