God told Moses to use what was in his hand to part the sea and save his people. What's in your hands that you haven't used? xx,KKC
You have every reason to be afraid. You have been given every reason to believe that you can't, you won't, you shouldn't, you'll struggle. You've been told how it will end, where you will be, what you will miss and how much much it will cost you. BUT...none of that came from anyone who could get you there. So new message, true message: You can. You will. God is the real connection you need to focus on because all those standing at the doors He'll open for you are under God's control too, all. I came from a small town, a big family and certainly not a ton of money or "big time" connections, but every single time I have followed through with what my hands have been given to do, doors open. I haven't pulled out any little black books of contacts in high places. I haven't called on old friends of the family that "hooked me up" - it has been me looking to God, staying connected. It works. And though I am no where near where I know God is taking me, I am closer than (on many many days and nights) I thought I would be. And I am no place I expected, but it's perfect. Connections are GREAT; let me be clear about that. And I hope that I can help connect or be a connection for another eager-eyed someone much like myself. After all, aren't we blessed to BE a blessing...remember that. But today, I value the lesson of working with what has been put in my hands - faith, gifts. I stay buried in the heart of God and remember at all times that as long as I stay connected to Him, I'm always on my way. The same thing goes for you. You're on your way. Don't listen to anything that doesn't sound like God, that sounds like defeat, that feels like fear. People only believe you can do as much as they can. That's a lie, call it.
God has given you the ability to champion the things that the world says will crush you. You have been given false messages long enough. Know that today, God is exactly who God was 1000 years ago, 1000 minutes ago, 1000 moments from now, God is still working. As a matter of fact, He's never stopped and neither should you. Keep praying, hold on to the faith that made you push forward in the first place, that quiet faith that made you secretly believe. Work. Pray. Push. And believe in God as much as He believes in the work He's doing in you. Today is not the day for quitters, today is the day for you. Congratulations!! Show me your hands.
17 ...Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.”
John 5:17 (NIV)
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life,
what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
31 So do not worry, saying,
‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:25-27,31-34 (NIV)
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This message is an important one to me. It's faith. And I will repeat it here and everywhere until everyone believes it for themselves. Have faith. There's ALWAYS one more reason to hope.
Sorry I've been a little off on the posts now that I'm back in action. New grad school semester has started but my word for the year is consistency, so I'll be giving you the best that I've got. Thanks for reading and I pray you're always being blessed, jumpstarted in your day and given smiles to take way with you at night. Love you all like cake. Have faith.