Don’t be afraid to wait for God’s best. Settling for less than should never be an option. Don’t think that your season of waiting is in vain. It’s in this time that your faith and trust in God grows. God is preparing you to receive His best. You serve a Great God who wants to give you great things. Why would you ever want less than that?
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV
There is always something to be thankful for no matter what season of life we’re in. Each season has a purpose, whether it’s a season of sowing, patience or harvest. Open your eyes and truly appreciate whatever season you’re in. Seasons are never permanent, they are constantly changing and always offering something new.
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV
Lord, even though you knew I would complain, curse, have a bad attitude and be tempted to grow weary with doing good today, You still woke me up. In spite of my potential to add to the negativity of world, You saw my potential to add positivity. You still chose me to be Your hands and feet on the earth. Lord, I’m amazed at Your ability to see the good in me. Every day that You give me breath, You give me a chance to be the person that You know I can be. I can’t adequately express my gratitude. Thank you, Lord, for Your mercy and love endures forever.
Confused but never in despair. Beat up but never broken. Rejected but my spirit is never crushed. With every battle, I grow stronger and wiser. The bigger the giant, the more confident I am that my God is mightier. He is not only by my side, He has me surrounded by His strength and love. I am completely under His protection. I am more than a conqueror.
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31 NIV
I just can’t stay down, no matter how many times I fall. Quitting is not in my spiritual DNA. I know that frustrates my enemy and I’m ok with that. My Heavenly Father will always pick me up. He will always fight my battles. I will always win because I have the Lord God Almighty on my side.
“For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again.” Proverbs 24:16 NIV
I can always find a reason to praise God. In my confusion, I praise Him for His wisdom. In my brokenness, I praise Him for His restoration. When I feel forsaken, I praise Him because He is faithful. Even in all my insecurities and faults, His love for me is perfect. God is always worthy of my praise.
“I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.” Psalm 34:1 NIV
I feel like I’m not good enough all the time. That’s why I don’t rely on myself, I rely on the One who is inside of me. He is Jesus, my Lord and Savior. He is the God of More than Enough. I can do all things through Him. Nothing is impossible-not even moving mountains.
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 NIV