This week we have been watching the Winter Olympics, and you can’t help but be inspired by the athletes' diligence, skill, and determination.
It reminded me of the importance of being excited about what the future holds and being brave enough to believe in ourselves and God’s plan for our lives.
Yet we can often either underestimate the value or worth of our life, expect little to happen, or believe we have nothing to tell or offer. As a result, the depth and richness of our story is diminished as our life becomes smaller and smaller rather than growing to become the colourful adventure it was meant to be.
Which is not how God ever created us to live. He sees us and has specifically planted seeds of a fantastic life within all of our hearts. He ignites our imaginations, dreams and desires, and if we would only listen, we would hear Him encouraging us every day to live.
However, the key is that when God triggers things in our hearts, minds, spirits, and imaginations, we should not shut these things down inside ourselves. Instead, God wants us to water those “seeds” so that they sprout, grow and blossom into everything we were made to be.
Today consider what God has planted within you. It may look different from what you expected, but be encouraged to continue to grow, adjust and change where you need to so that you create the amazing, extraordinary, and inspiring life you were born to live.
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10)
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him. (1 Corinthians 2:9)
“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”(Philippians 1:6)
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.“(Jeremiah 29:11-13)
Prayer: Lord, please help me listen to my heart and lift the lid on those things you have placed within me. I want to live my life to the fullest. Please help me begin to take the necessary step to do that today. In Jesus name Amen.