Often when God calls us to a task, our first thought can be “Why me Lord?”. Our past mistakes and failures rear up and try to remind us that there’s someone better for the job or that we’re not cut out for the task. But God says;
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”2 CORINTHIANS 12:9
God enjoys to anoint those weak areas in our lives – where we’ve made mistakes, failed or have regrets – so that His glory and transforming power can be displayed.
A friend recently said to me, “You are the stem, let Jesus be the flower.” It reminds me that although I may feel unqualified and have made mistakes in the past, although there are others who could do this calling better than myself, it’s not really about me after all – it’s about showing Him. I am the stem, faithfully, obediently standing tall in the calling of my life, ultimately so the world can experience and see more of Him. He doesn’t require that I’ve never made a mistake, or that I shine brilliantly for all to see – its His bloom that shines, His goodness, His beauty that I can direct the gaze of others towards. All I need to do is trust that He will nourish me and equip me. He is the flower of my life, attracting all of the glorious sunshine and goodness and then passing it to me, so that I may live and thrive, and bless others during the journey.
So I’ve chosen to believe in this vision of Blossoming through Books, to act on it, to eagerly pursue it. Believing that He equips those He calls, all the while knowing I can do nothing apart from Him.
Who knows where the Lord will take this ministry – but where ever it goes, the Lords blessing will follow, so long as I abide in Him. To those who are faithful with a little, more will be given. The Lord has given me a vision to aim for and I’m keeping it safely hidden and tucked away in my heart because it’s nice to have a secret with God.
So, let me encourage you today friend, to pursue the vision the Lord has put on your heart. It might not look or feel big, it might be as simple as going home and learning to love your family in a Christ like way, but whatever it is – if He’s given you the vision, He is faithful to see it through.