First, I just wanted to say thank you for your encouraging messages and words over this blog and for continuing to read it. My first hope was to have a 1000 views and it went way past that over the last few days!😇
I had such an encouraging and uplifting weekend!
I attended the Sisterhood Conference with Kim Jones Pothier as the speaker. She is my absolute favorite. Her story and her ministry turned my life completely around. She’s very real and has a very powerful message. You can listen to her at http://www.realtalkkim.com
I’ve realized that so many of us struggle with insecurities that can lead to depression and sadness and other negative feelings. BUT GOD, has a different plan for us if we listen and follow Him!
As I was driving to the conference yesterday, KLOVE had the perfect songs playing for me to hear. I got so caught up in worship that I missed my exit. Oops! 😳
The song, ” Who YOU say I Am” came on and God really spoke to me through it.
We are The Children of a King, We are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalms 139:14) We were created in His image (Genesis 1:27), We don’t have to be afraid because He even has the hairs on our head numbered. (Luke 12:17) So why is that so hard to accept sometimes?
The next song I heard was Fear is a Liar and it answered that very question.
Satan will come to kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10) through whatever avenue he can.
Personally, my mind is the worst way that he gets to me. If I’m not diligent about being in God’s word and stay focused on the truth, it’s easy to convince myself things that are simply not true. But, He came so that we may have an abundant life. (John 10:10) I BELIEVE that!!!
My prayer has been for God to use me however and wherever I’m needed.
But, when He started to answer that prayer, it brought feelings of questioning my abilities and if I was qualified for the things He was asking me to do. Like write this blog😊
I’ve realized though that it isn’t me at all, but God through me that can do great things. Also, that He doesn’t call the qualified, but qualifies the called.
Kim confirmed that in her message yesterday as she talked about those very things.
I met her afterwards and thanked her for sharing her story and the impact that it’s made in my life. I was telling her about this blog and how I’d reshared it to so many others.
She looked at me and said, you’re qualified because you’re called, He’ll shine brightly through you and you can’t stop now because He’s taking you the next level and farther than you’ve ever gone before! God is so good to answer when we cry out to Him.
I pray we all go further in Him than we’ve ever gone before by believing we are Who HE says we are. May we all live life abundantly through Him.
*I’ve seen a lot of my friends sharing this song. Another good one with the same message*
Have a great week. Thanks for letting me share!😊