Your Time to Shine !

Have you ever wondered when is it your time to accomplish the specific plan God has for you? When is it your time to utilize your gifts to build God’s kingdom? As a mom, I have struggled with how to use my gifts feeling c as a wife and mother. Initially I felt that using my gifts would happen when all my children were more self-sufficient. But does that really happen ? Ha! I could not see the forest for the trees, and I had put myself and God in a box in regards to using some of the gifts I know that He has given me. However I can attest to an unrest inside of me in the past few years. God has begun to reveal and assure me that the time is now. Sometimes how we once used our gifts for God may look different in various stages or seasons of our lives.

But I must admit it, there is still more to the story. Deep down for some time I harbored anxiety over balancing more responsibility. But when God calls us, He equips us! He has given each of us grace to carry out every assignment. As fulfilled woman we must allow God to shift our schedules and plans as we currently know them. I guarantee that whatever your missing currently in the depths of your soul and your spirit lies within you putting Gods plan to action. By now as mature Christian women we know this life is not about us right? So, although there will be growing pains, there is a pouring out from the Holy Spirit that happens when we launch out into the deep. When we say yes to serving the Lord on this next level we allow God the opportunity to show us His glory that surpass far more than we could ever imagine.
This takes courage, and lots of it!! I’m not alone, and neither are you. God has us right where He wants us. Our destiny and our calling do not get watered down when we become wives and mothers, rather our territory is expanded for the kingdom of God! Grasp this in your heart and mind daily and I know it will encourage you as you go about your tasks.

I encourage you to rethink every initial thought of doubt. God wants to do a new thing, but, the choice is ours. If God is going to do a new thing , why wouldn’t we have to do a new thing? Our relationship with God is a sweet exchange. Who likes being in a one-sided relationship? I know I don’t! Let’s relish the opportunity to give of our lives and gifts this week, this month, and beyond. God is the ultimate gift giver as He gave His one and only son that we can experience a heavenly existence on earth and when we go to meet Him one day. Ladies I believe this with all my heart, what God has placed in each of us is phenomenal! No first step is too small. God will keep you every step of the way!

Scriptures for Encouragement :

Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.-Lamentations 3:21-22(NIV)

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. -2 Cor 9:8(NIV)

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. -1Peter 2:9(NKJV)

Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!
For who can know the LORD’s thoughts? Who knows enough to give him advice? -Romans 11:33-34 (NLT)

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