God created us. He knows everything about us. Our Father knows our capabilities; He knows how far we can push ourselves beyond our perceived limitations and fears. Our Creator knows our physical stamina, emotional capacity and our mental aptitude, even all of our likes and dislikes. We are His handiwork, created in His image to do good works, which He prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10) He made us for His eternal purposes. By His ordination, we were made for more!
When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit immediately indwells us with specific gifts and talents, poured into us to benefit and advance God’s Kingdom on Earth. He tells us in Philippians 2:12 “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” He will equip us with everything we need. It is up to us to live according to His desire for our lives without excuse or blame. God planned and prepared our existence; He says to execute our assignment. What an opportunity we have to live a meaningful life that says, “I matter,” to God and to others.
If you are living with moderate success or languishing in mediocrity, check yourself, don’t blame God! When we doubt, waver, hesitate, or procrastinate (my greatest offense), we shouldn’t be surprised if we encounter failure. It’s poor decisions, delays and doubts that prohibit advancement, achievement and personal satisfaction.
We will enjoy the blessings of realizing our goals when we:
1. Learn to love and believe in ourselves as much as God loves and believes in us. He loves us sacrificially and his love is limitless.
2. Learn to find ourselves worthy of the highest level of success that our God offers us. We are fearfully and wonderfully made in His image. He made us with the potential to be an imitator of Jesus with His power and authority in our being.
3. Learn to trust God to open doors in every area of our lives. He still performs miracles: scholarships, promotions, contracts signed, relationships restored—favor! He never fails!
4. Stop allowing others to put limitations on your potential. Don’t let imperfect people tell you what they think you should be. Stop allowing others to decide who you are!
5. Push beyond the limits of comfort. Establish a vision and work to its fulfillment. You will then begin to see transformation, and experience the satisfaction of being elevated to higher levels of accomplishment.
You will not be able to fathom how many blessings “more than you can imagine” means. Dream big, work hard, pray harder, and don’t forget to share with and serve others. When God gives us an assignment, we never know the power He will give us, the support, the funds, or the stage He will have us stand on. Walk confidently and courageously in your calling, you were made for more!