So here you are, wondering, perhaps even worried, that you are inadequate for the task at hand.

You are. Embrace it.

The fact that your self-awareness perceives your own weakness, your lack, your utter need for more than what you have, for more than what you are…well, that’s a good thing. God can work with that.

You see, it’s the proud, the arrogant, the self-sufficient who fail to recognize their need for anyone else, for anything else apart from their own intellect or ability…and God resists the proud.

You weren’t created to be complete in yourself. You can’t be…it’s impossible:

“I (Jesus) am the vine and you are the branches. The one who remains in Me, and I in him, will bear much fruit. For apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

The good news is, that with Jesus, with God you can do whatever He wants you to do:

“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13

I want to leave you with the truth that the Apostle Paul came to embrace after undergoing multiple personal trials and attacks. In his desperation, weariness and need, he cried out to the Lord, asking God to deliver him from the circumstances he was experiencing. You see, the Lord had entrusted Paul with tremendous insight, discernment and spiritual gifts. Just the kind of things that can lead someone to forget that they are the recipient of gifts and not the creator of the gifts:

 Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me—to keep me from exalting myself! Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

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“I will never be late…”

Sharing this encouraging word from The Passion Translation of the Bible:

“You have asked Me, When will the waiting be over?”

Wisdom governs My timing and the changes of seasons. There are changes coming and they will come so swiftly you will be caught off guard, but rest in My wisdom. It is easy for you to miss My timing. You know a measure of My plan, but you must learn that My timing is different. I will tell you My plans, but the timing of these plans is in My hands. As pieces of a puzzle come together to frame a beautiful picture, so there are pieces yet that must come together before the unfolding of the fullness takes place.

I will never be late or fail to keep My promises. Why would you be impatient when you know that I hold all things in My hands, including the timing. My time clock moves in the rhythm of My love. So be sensitive to the wisdom of My timing and you will grow in the ways of eternity. Faith is never in a hurry and you will be thrilled beyond measure when you see what I accomplish in your life.

Hebrews 6:15 The Passion Translation

“Abraham waited patiently in faith and succeeded in seeing the promise fulfilled.”