These last few weeks have been an emotional roller-coaster. There have been amazing highs and some swooping lows. It is has been tiring and draining but I still have the overwhelming sense that God is there. God has been speaking clearly over the last couple of weeks. Prophetically through others. Visually through pictures. Amazingly through every day life. It feels like spring has finally arrived.
All the little pictures and whispers have been specific and spot on. They have been a relief to hear since winter felt very sparse. Spring has already bought many new things.
Challenge to step into what God has in store for me.
Permission to step up and out.
Reassurance that I am loved.
Insight into what is in store.
But Gods whispers are not just for me. They are for you. He loves you with an everlasting love. He has started doing good work in you and will not stop until it is finished. He has good plans to prosper you and not to harm you. You are part of the plan and you are unique. It cant be done the same without you.
So many times I have opted out because I have not grasped those truths. There always seems to be someone better, more experienced. Someone more connected to God. But it is not about what you or I bring, its that we opt in. Whether we turn up. God puts what we need inside us when we need it. He doesn't call the equipped, he equips the called. And you are all called. You are equipped.
I had a picture recently of golden orbs of light falling down from the sky into people. As I was mulling it over and wondering what it meant I felt like God was saying He was giving us the gifts and abilities we had laid down when we chose to believe we are not called. Not part of the plan. Insignificant. He has held them and looked after them, but now He was giving them back to us to use.
You may not think you have anything to offer. I guess in some ways you might be right. Its not about you, its about God working through you. It is His wisdom, prophesies, words of knowledge, kindness, hospitality, love that we can give away and bless others with. It is not in our own strength. All He asks is for us to be still and know that He is God. We are just a vessel He chooses to use. But we have to step out and use it to get those things to give away. They are not for us to keep to ourselves.
So, my challenge to you is this. Will you pick up that golden orb of light? Will you use what God has given you? Is giving you? Will you step out in faith? Will you look to bless others? Really seek it out? Will you practice and learn how to use your gift in the best way? Will you practice on a Sunday so it comes more natural when its Monday to Saturday? Will you choose to opt in and be used?
You were born for such a time as this. To be used. To bless. To make an impact.