Do you truly believe?

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I just want another head, I lamented to my girlfriend the other day. But it isn’t happening. So maybe it is just a perspective change I need?

Maybe, she says, it is to truly believe in God’s words. He’s already provided all you need at this moment.

“If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds. Matthew 6-25-34

Yes, it’s to believe I already have all that I need to pursue, do the work, be obedient with the gifts and talents He has given even though I feel like I need more. And in my case, as a single Christian woman,  that more can be wrapped in a man where love, respect and compatibility ties us, and he wants to come along side me to build His kingdom.

Yes, it’s to believe that God has already given me all that I need so I do not hesitate to take that next step.

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It is to believe that I have enough–enough resources and the right mind on my own  (even though it may seem crazy to the world) to pursue my dreams and visions.

For the Word says….

If we are “out of our mind,” as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 2 Corinthians 5:13

And we are never alone.

“Be strong. Be brave. Be fearless. You are never alone.” Joshua 1:9

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not onto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path.” Proverbs 3:5-6

“You are loved more than you will ever know by someone who died to know you.” Romans 5:6

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Is there something you feel God is calling you to do yet you are holding back, feeling like you do not have the right frame of mind, the resources, or people to pursue it?

I pray you know that God has chosen you.

For we know, brothers and sisters, loved by God, that He has chosen you. 1 Thessalonians 1:4

And that He will give you direction on the way to go as you step out in faith.

I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalms 32:8

And that you know He equips you with everything you need as you do His will for you.

Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepard of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen Hebrews 13:20-21

Maybe one day God will provide me that ‘head,’ bring me together with a man to pursue a Kingdom calling He has that together we are to build. Regardless, I believe that He continues to do a good work in me and in you now.

Being confident of this, that who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6

May you step out in faith today, my friend, knowing God has given you all you need today to pursue that nudge, that calling, that vision, that dream.

The world needs you.

Love,

Lynn

 

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15 thoughts on “Do you truly believe?

  1. The world needs you, too, Lynn. Just as you are. With the same head, a very good one at that. Even with those unmet longings. My heart aches for you that those longings aren’t met, but like you said, He continues to do His good work in us. Thank you for all your encouragement in these thoughts and verses, my friend. Love and hugs to you!

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  2. Hi Lynn! I love this encouragement, you are so right. We all pretty much know what God is calling us to do, and yet we still question, still think we can’t do it, or are unworthy. I like the quotes you have here, and I always appreciate the one about ‘if the Lord calls you to it, he will bring you through it.’
    Who does God have on this earth but you? Who can be his hands and feet but you? Go for it girl! Don’t worry about your divided mind, Jesus can walk through locked doors, right? A closed mind is nothing to him. (Blog post to come on that thought!)
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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  3. Ah!! This so speaks to me Lynn! You have the gift of encouragement and finding just the right wors and scripture to meet our hearts! I just prayed this morning for strength and wisdom to launch a challenging project..your words ” And that He will give you direction on the way to go as you step out in faith” fuel me! Love love this! Thanks for this blessing today!

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  4. I truly believe!

    From your bio page:
    “I will not fail forever…”
    Amen to that. Amen. Things change…often for the better. 🙂 I know your post is about reliance on God and knowing He fulfills you and knowing you have what it takes to do all the things. That’s all good stuff. But I am stuck on the loneliness that winds like a thread in parts of it. And…I am praying for you to find true love’s kiss and a happily everafter. Why? Because I hate loneliness with a passion. So…so, there’s that. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Sandi. And for your prayers to ‘find true love’s kiss.’ Yes, I am content in where God has me, however a happy ever after would be really great too. 🙂 So…that’s that! 🙂

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  5. I sometimes hesitate to serve because I feel I am inadequate. But it’s true…that when you heed the call of God, He’ll support through it all. That command to Joshua is something I really needed to hear today. Thanks for encouragement you’ve put in all these verses.

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  6. Ahhh, Lynn. Such a beautiful post! I see God has us thinking in a similar vein this week. 🙂 Thank you so much for the reminder that God has already equipped us for the things He calls us to. We just need to lean into Him and take that next step forward. And, you’re so right. He’s given us what we need to do the work NOW. Lovely post. Beautiful pictures, my friend!

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  7. OH Lynn, I need to share this for the many women who feel the same way as you! Such a beautiful look into those yearnings and God’s assurance that He has given us every gift we need to fulfill His Purpose for us here. There is always excitement in my heart, when I truly think about His dreams for our lives- each one of us is so dearly loved and dreamed for. I just KNOW His dreams for you and your life are unfolding each day. Trust in that, my dear friend.

    You are such a beautiful gift to this world.

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    1. Hi Chris, Thanks for your encouraging words, as always. I love how you write that there is excitement in your heart for His dreams for you, and for me, and for all of us. You too are a beautiful gift to the world!

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  8. Dear Lynn … this is a lovely nudge, a gentle reminder that God gives us what we need most for this moment, for this next step. It’s so easy to look way down the road and try to see miles ahead.

    But if we could, then trust would be void. One step at a time, yes, He supplies the direction and courage and strength.

    Blessings to you as we head into this brand new week …

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    1. Hi Linda! Your words are always so comforting and spill so much truth. Yes, “trust would be void” if we could always see the future, and leaning on God for courage and strength fills all our needs and satisfies. Blessings to you too this week!

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