The Promised Land

When God asked me to move to St. Louis I really struggled with not feeling qualified. I didn't think that He could use me in the way that had been prophesied over me or in the way that He had revealed to me through dreams and visions. HASHTAG: LIE OF THE ENEMY. Those doubts creep up on me EVERY. SINGLE. DAY, but I have to shut it down. Reminder: If God called you to it, He clearly KNOWS that you can accomplish what He has set before you. Purpose can be overwhelming. Obedience can be overwhelming... but guess what! It's worth it!

God wasn’t attracted to you and didn’t choose you because you were big and important—the fact is, there was almost nothing to you. He did it out of sheer love, keeping the promise he made to your ancestors... Know this: God, your God, is God indeed, a God you can depend upon. He keeps his covenant of loyal love with those who love him and observe his commandments for a thousand generations.
— Deuteronomy 7:7-10 (MSG)

God chose you for the life that you are living because He knows what HE can do through you. All you have to do is show up with a willing heart. AND - He doesn't lie. If He is calling you over into the Promised Land, He will be faithful to fulfill what He has promised. You just have to take the steps of faith! With every step of faith comes another revelation of His love for you. And while you're experiencing that love, your act of obedience sets someone else up for the same experience.

God has proven to us over and over again that He is worthy of being trusted. In Deuteronomy 9, Moses had gone up to the mountain to hear from God. By the time He had returned, the Israelites had gone back to their old habits of worshipping other gods. God was faithful to them for FORTY years, and it took them forty DAYS to forget His love for them. They submitted to their fear instead of God's faithfulness. Life can be hard, but we have been blessed with a God who is present in the good times and the bad. Don't get so caught up in the fear and/or anxiety of your situation that you forget God's faithfulness. He has never let you down. Pastor Jerry Snider once said that with every situation, you have a choice: Will you focus on the problem, or will you focus on the potential? 

This week I hope that with every difficulty you encounter, you see the potential for God to move and be faithful to you. He loves you and wants to prove His love to you daily. Think about the things that God has placed on your heart. What would it be like for you to do one of those this week? It may be hard, but Jesus will meet you there.

xo

Amaris