The Very Definition of Both/And
This morning’s devotion, Born for More, included this admonishment,
“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”
You serve an Ephesians 3:20 God, accomplishing exceedingly, abundantly, above anything you could hope, ask, dream, or imagine.Born for More
So, why do we play small? Why do we let fear and other people’s opinions define us?
The voices in our head have more authority than anything we think or know. Are those voices valid? Are their messages correct?
This from a friend,
I use to think I needed to get as far away from my “failures” & “mistakes” as possible. I don’t know …maybe because of shame or the fear of maybe not being capable of doing things differently. But know I see how my “failures” were so much more. At times … opportunity for growth. On some occasions God was protecting me from something or someone who did not serve me. However, more recently I’ve begun to investigate these failures and low and behold…. I began to see my strength for the first time.Bettina J. Peets, Adventures for the Soul
If we trust God like we claim, we need to believe that ALL we experience is for our good.
I read a translation of Psalms 23:6 that defies the conventional notion, but honors the original language.
Instead of goodness and mercy following me, it was written,
And Your Mercy pursues me all the days of my life, and my dwelling is in the House of the Lord for the duration of days.Psalms 23:6 APB
So tell me, why are you stressing?
We are not the lies we hear in our heads.
We are so very loved by God.
Thank You, Lord.