“I believe in you.”
Four powerful words can propel us. We step into the unknown and take endeavors we never dreamed possible with a little push of encouragement.
But often our dreams are met with skepticism and negativity. We want to do a “new thing,” but when we mention it to those close to us we receive raised eyebrows or glossed over looks of boredom.
Sometimes this lack of understanding can freeze us in our tracks. Fear and self-doubt take over, and we figure we fooled ourselves by thinking we could make a difference in this big, vast world.
I get it. I’ve been there one too many times. But I also know it only takes once voice, one word of affirmation that rises above the others to change the course of our steps forever.
Do you know what the God of the universe says about you? You were created on purpose, for a purpose.
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10 NIV
The actual Greek word used here for “masterpiece” is “poema,” which has a similar meaning to our English word, “poem.” In other words, God is writing a poem to the world through you.
Did you get that? The same person who spoke the galaxies into existence is writing a poem to the world through you.
No one can write it in the same way you can, because each of us was created with a unique message, purpose and way of conveying God’s love.
When I started this blog two years ago, blogging was the last thing on my radar. I had no desire to start a website and was writing fiction. I was slowly submitting short stories to various publications and making little headway.
Something inside me ached to reach others right where they were, with no middle man deciding whether my words were worthy to be printed. I yearned to glorify my Creator by sharing my experiences with others, letting them know they weren’t alone in their struggles with insecurity, loneliness and striving.
Even though I knew God was calling me to write, I froze. For months I came up with excuses and reasons why I couldn’t move forward.
Often, the biggest doubter we have to overcome is the one playing on repeat in our heads.
Then one day in the face of my hesitancy, a few voices rose above the noise. And I went for it.
The Spirit of God is not one of complacency. He is ever on the move.
And when we move with him, beautiful happens. As we go forth in sync with the Spirit, there is no limit to what God do in us and through us.
Can I tell you something today? I believe in you. I believe God created you on purpose. And I believe he has a plan for your life that no one else on this earth has the ability to achieve but you.
Will you believe with me? The future of your life depends on it.