Sometimes the Lord can be very vocal with specific areas within my life. As of recently, I feel as though I can hear from practically yelling into my ear "Take advantage of EVERY opportunity Jessica. If you don't, you are limiting My ability to do a mighty thing in you. For I want you to be SO humbled by the work that I can do in you, you cannot HELP but give Me all the glory!"
Wow. Okkkkk Jesus. You words always leave me speechless.
I wanted to be sure though that these words were from the Lord. It is easy to let my emotions slip and take over my brain. Don't get me wrong, it is usually pretty obvious when the Holy Spirit is speaking to me, but sometimes, I like to refer to scripture to confirm what I feel like God is speaking to me.
The Lord quickly directed me to the verse, in Ephesians, where it says: "Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do." Ephesians 5v16-18
Boom! I was right!
And you know what? God HAS been throwing opportunity in my face, left and right. This summer, I'm teaching a new communication course that I have never taught before. Aside from that, I'm also incredibly excited about the opportunity to photograph TWO weddings as well. If these are not exciting opportunities, I don't know what is. God is good.
Am I Nervous? You bet. Doubting myself? A little bit. Excited? MOST DEFINITELY. For I know that this is just another opportunity from the Lord, to do a mighty thing in me. I'm excited to give Him all of the glory.
What about you? Are you giving God the opportunity to do something awesome in your life? At the end of the day, it isn't about us, it is about Christ. Don't let FEAR, DOUBT, or HOPELESSNESS get in the way from God working through you too. He wants to humble you too! :)