I am studying 1 Peter along with a whole bunch of other ladies from all over the world through the HelloMornings Challenge. I know I talk about it all the time but one more time: its amazing, life giving, life changing, keeps me accountable, fun and so much more!
Ok with that said I am learning some things in 1 Peter that are rather new to me. Love when God points new things out in a passage you’ve read many times before. In my reading I was reminded that not only am I chosen but he chose me with a plan in mind. He didn’t just choose me and then say “Ok now you’re own your own sister!” Which sounds ridiculous to say that but I think that is how I function in life sometimes. I know and believe that God chose me but then somehow I’ve twisted it around to think ‘BUT it’s up to me figure out the rest’. Not true. This thinking is probably why I try so hard to get things “right”, have an urgent desire to know what’s coming next and have a hard time letting go of that little thing called control. Oh yes. You too?
Be confident in this: He did not just choose us to then let us hang out and wander from one thing to the next. He chose us to walk alongside him for eternity. He choose us with GREAT things in mind. His plan is more awesome than we could ever plan ourselves that is for sure. His plan is not empty but full to the brim of amazing things he has in store for us!
Our part? Be faithful. Walk in obedience. Trust him to take that next step in what may feel out of your comfort zone. The plan he has for us is not one that we can do on our own, but one that we need help. His help. You know that feeling of being stretched, nervous, scared and excited all at the same time? But at the center is a sense of peace? Yep. That’s right where he wants you!
Don’t settle for figuring it all out on your own. Don’t settle with mediocre. Be confident in this that he has BIG plans for you. He wants to use you in BIG ways. Take that step!
One of my favorite verses says this.
Walk by faith not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7