2016-09-26 - What's Your Name Again?
Some days, we feel we aren’t living up to our potential, regardless of our profession, culture, or name on our birth certificate. We may have tried and dealt with setbacks, but we must not give up. “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Ephesians 2:10)
At first glance, this seems like a daunting task. We aren't to carry that pressure. For God won't have us do it alone, if we will only draw near to Him and ask. Psalm 62:8 encourages us to "Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge." The Lord wants us to endure, regardless of our name. He has a good plan for you and me. I do know we can be thankful that our creator sees potential in us.
God, May I be mindful of Your calling, and may I pursue the plan for my life. Grant me favor and assurance that You are always there to help when I need it. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.