When’s the last time you tried to move in God’s shoes?

When you try something out in God’s strength, there really are no limits to what you can accomplish. This sounds wonderful and profoundly empowering, but we must ask ourselves what is the point of having God’s power. Can we use it to accomplish whatever we want? Or does God already know what He wants to be done as a result of that strength-transfer?

In order to know what we should do with God’s strength, we should ask why God gives it and what are His intends for it. Truly, God does nothing without a purpose. By giving us His strength He is inviting us into His larger plan. Not surprisingly, what He wants to achieve is really only suited to Him, so when God invites us to step into His shoes, He must give us the power to lift that mammoth footwear to go where He would have us go!

What is an area of your life where you covet God’s strength? What do you think His purpose is for you in that?

 

8 thoughts on “When’s the last time you tried to move in God’s shoes?

  1. Strength to take joy in the everyday life even when it’s not what I want. I know it’s His training ground for the future…wait training can be very strenuous. 🙂

  2. Hmm…That is difficult, Sarah. I pray that in the midst of every “little” test you face each day, that your understanding of God’s ability to awaken hope in you would grow. Romans 15:13 came to mind, and I thought it might be of help to you:

    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

    I definitely feel like I’m in a similar spot. I’ve been about writing some of my struggles with “wait training” (perfect term!) and the joy-muscles I’ve developed in my blog http://livinginwaiting.wordpress.com/. I hope this might encourage you too.

    1. Thank you for your encouraging reply and prayers! “Living in Waiting” is what I feel like I’ve been doing for the last 10 years, so I’ll definitely check that out. 🙂 Thanks!

  3. I think God has given me the gifts of empathy, advocation, and mothering. I am to help serve. I feel due to an episode in my early life where I remember having a feeling my life had a purpose caused me to look for it. I could not see my own purpose yet I felt it within.
    I watched as others were lost and ached to help them because I knew how it felt so I tried to inspire them, advocate for them to listen to their heart.
    I have loved watching others know and slide so easily into what appears to be Gods work for them. It is such joy to see it come so naturally to some.
    I feel this my journey, to care for, to nurture and foster growth and purpose in people’s lives.

  4. Editing again for the first time. Lord, let me fly through it this time.
    I wonder how many times the people rebuilding the wall with Nehemiah wanted to quit. Then God would act, reaffirm they are where they’re supposed to be and they’d lay another brick, spear in the other hand and a song of praise in their heart.

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