Many of us faced the new year with hands on our hips ready to face anything 2019 would throw our way. We stood on the skyrise of our goals with our capes flowing in the wind, feeling unstoppable. We had our lists set of our plans and resolutions we vowed to keep. But, then life happened and everything that seemed within reach now seems impossible to conquer within one year. Isn’t it funny how unbelievably determined and bold you were a few weeks ago right before the new year began? Now the same goals, ideas and resolutions cripple you and consume you with fear? We can be so double-minded sometimes.
Being double minded leads to instability. We remain in cycles that we have allowed to imprison us, because many times we are afraid to face the possibility of failing and refuse to escape them. Doubt overwhelms us and begins to toss us to and fro, like the waves of the sea. The bible says that a person who is doubtful is double-minded and unstable in all they do and that, such a person cannot receive anything from God (James 1:1-8). Truth is, we will never accomplish anything that we set our minds to if we do not receive what we need from the correct source. We can write a list of to-do’s, have a room full of vision boards, have a calendar full of possibilities, certificate and degrees that proclaim our intelligence, but if God isn’t the source of all that’s happening in our lives we are living out of order. It would not be “success” it would be considered recreational activities. We’d be “doing life safe”, but not living. We’d never take chances or fight for what is right, we’d let anyone take advantage because we wouldn’t know our place. We’d simply be content with life and not satisfied with all God wants to offer us. It’s time to be bold and brave my sister. Grab on to what God has placed in your heart for this year and draw from the source.
Don’t you want to be a SUPERWOMAN? Don’t you want to follow through with your goals and endure in the face of doubt? If so, then you must draw from the source. You must go to God first and ask. Perhaps you're reading this saying, “ok, ok what do I ask for?” One of the things we can ask God for is perseverance. Sounds easy right? Well, James 1:2-4 says the testing of your faith produces perseverance. How is your faith tested? Well, the Bible says that we should count it all joy when we experience trials and tribulations because through them our faith is tested. So that means, when we ask God for perseverance, what we're really asking for is to be tested. Ultimately, when our faith withstands trials, our perseverance grows. So don’t get discouraged when things don’t come easy. Go back to the source, ask God to strengthen and give you the wisdom to deal with your trials. James 1:5 says, ”if any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” God is a generous God, and when we ask Him for wisdom we shouldn’t doubt that He would give it. If you needed to draw water from a well, would even bother trying to draw water from it if you believed it was dry? God’s provision will never run dry. He is a never-ending well, everything that we need is found in Him.
How about you review your goals for this year again, lay them before God, ask Him for the perseverance and the wisdom to accomplish all that He has placed on your heart. My prayer for you today is, (v9) for God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives. (v10) so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, (v11) being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, (v12) and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light” (Colossians 1:9-12).
Let’s go be superwomen together. Love,