I just came across a poem I found many years ago in Joyce Meyer's book "If Not for the Grace of God." So many good points to soak in. I believe this is God's heart for us.
Only I can move mountains,
only I can push it away,
only I can conquer the problems,
that you face.
Your only job is to believe,
to listen to My voice,
and when you hear what I command,
obedience is your choice.
But I will not make it too difficult,
for the victory is already Mine,
and I will fill you with My Spirit,
and through you My grace will shine.
Not when you are perfect,
like you think you need to be,
but when your heart is willing,
to become more and more like Me.
"Grace is letting Me do what I want to do in this earth through you."
How many times do we try to make it our job to be perfect and conquer the problems with our own strength, wisdom and energy? Unfortunately, God can't go to work in our lives until we let go and rest in Him. Our job is to just believe. While that may seem simple, it can be the greatest battle sometimes. Our "battle" is to fight to keep God's Word first place in our heart and mind. Our battle is to fight off the negative, fearful thoughts from the enemy. Our battle is to speak what God has promised and not to talk about the issues we see. I don't know about you, but this is such a great reminder for me.
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