What’s that thing that drives you, the thing you do that absorbs you… you know, you simply lose yourself in… Is it writing, drawing, sewing, designing, working with children or working with seniors… whatever “it” is, its your gift! Its what God designed you to do. God has enabled you to write, sew, design, in a way which no one else can. We have all been uniquely crafted, bursting with purpose to bring forth fulfillment throughout the world. Get busy, dive in and start doing what drives you today!
There will be all kinds of distractions and detours in life, reverting our attention from the promises of God… as it is with a magnifying glass, the rays of the sun can be focused to set grass or paper on fire. When light is focused as a laser beam, it can cut through steel. When we become determined in our hearts and mind, there is nothing we can’t accomplish. Stay focused on what God has for you.
For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
I’m reminded of a time when I had dropped my baby off at the babysitter while I went to work. When I returned, I was told by the sitter that my baby daughter had cried almost, nonstop. When she heard my voice and I picked her up, she began to calm down. I believe, that during her constant sobbing if she could have spoken, I’m sure she would have said, “I want my mama!” For thousands of years God gave us His voice, through His prophets, angels, teachers… but in the manger God gave us himself, Immanuel = “God with us”… God said He would be with us to the very end of age (Matthew 28:20.) When you go to church to worship, or out running errands or taking a day to relax… God promises to be with you. Don’t undervalue His presence, take a deep breath, count to ten, and know, He’s omnipresent!
Many many years ago, there was a commercial advertising a perfume called “Enjoli”; there was a jingle written to it to describe the numerous hats worn by women. These were the words of the jingle: I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and never let you forget your the man”. I believe they were talking about the Proverbs 31 Woman, unknowingly… a woman already approved by God and loved by her children! (Read Proverbs 31:10-31)
Jesus goes to the Father on our behalf with sincere sympathy; He feels whatever wrongs us, what saddens us, what disappoints or frustrates us… If you cry out to Him, He will comfort you!
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in the time of need. Hebrews 4:14-16