Saturday, September 24, 2011

God believes in Me! Isn't it about time I started believing in myself!

Isn't it funny ridiculous that too often we will look at ourselves as inadequate? We will look at ourselves as far less than God looks at us!

Recently I received some INCREDIBLE news! Truly a dream come true. I was chosen to be on the next set of TurboFire DVDs that are coming out sometime next year. I have worked very hard to get my body in the shape that allows me to feel confident and comfortable. A whole different conversation could be written about how we need to be pleased with the way God made us... that is for another time. This conversation is about the fact that even though I was chosen to be one of 20 out of over 275 people, the fact that even though my body is now in the best shape it has ever been in and I feel more energetic and strong, I still have insecurities! I look at the photographs of the other 19 people who were chosen and I wonder how I even fit into the same category~ they look amazing and are in amazing shape. Am I really like them?

In the Bible, Exodus 4:10 gives us a similar picture... "But Moses pleaded with the LORD, "O Lord, I'm not very good with words. I never have been, and I'm not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled." Moses did not believe in Himself, but God believed in Him and used him and his brother, Aaron, to lead the entire Israeli people out of Egypt.

While listening to a radio interview of Rebecca St. James, an amazing Christian singer, she talked about how one night she had a cold and didn't think that she would be able to perform the way she really wanted to. She went on to perform and had an amazing time full of God's touch and His presence. This was the scripture she remembered, " But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness..." 2 Cor. 12:9

The answer?


What does God say about you?!?! He says in Deut. 28:13, "If you listen to these commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you today, and if you carefully obey them, the LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always be on top and never at the bottom."

God doesn't need us to be perfect, He needs us to be willing! He needs us to be ready to follow Him and respond to His callings and opportunities! When we do our part and commit Him to it, amazing things will happen!! He believes in me! He believes in YOU! The Creator of the Universe... the Giver of Life... the Healer of our Souls... the most precious Savior... HE believes in us! So, why not believe in ourselves! ?