Have you ever felt this urgency, this FIRE inside your belly to accomplish something God has told you to do, but procrastination, lack of energy and time day by day leaves your vision dormant? God has placed a fire, a passion, a PURPOSE inside everyone at birth.
I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations. (Jeremiah 1:5 NLT)
In scripture, God called Jeremiah to be a prophet to the nations. But you see Jeremiah doubting, questioning God because of His youth, and He also knew the message He had to proclaim was a difficult one.
Alas, Sovereign Lord, I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.” (Jeremiah 1:6 NIV)
How many times have we questioned a task placed in front of us because of our feelings of inadequacy? Or let fear hold us captive because of the potential opinions of others? I’m telling you…these feelings have been too real in my life. Upon birthing this blog, God placed this vision in my heart to write and speak to others about their true worth and value in Jesus Christ. I KNOW I’m meant to do this. But I began to leave my gift dormant for a bit and wasn’t stirring up the drive and fire inside of me…soon my fire started to dim. I had the passion without the FIGHT. Without any fight, you leave room for those toxic feelings to take over in your heart and your mind. You have to recognize early on that these feelings are a trap. Let’s face it: This world is going to try to trip you up. The enemy is going to try to do everything he can to keep you away from doing what God told you to do. That is his full-time profession. But the One living inside us is GREATER.
But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. (1 John 4:4 NLT)
When we depend on Jesus, we become unstoppable. This doesn’t come without a fight. A fight to say no to your flesh and yes to God. It’s a constant dying to yourself. When working on this blog, I had many moments of “flesh fights” and one night I just decided I had enough and stirred myself and my fire back up in the Lord with His truth, inside my journal. I pray this inspires you to stir up the fire inside you also, to accomplish the great things that are already placed inside of you.
I gotta fight! Nothing is going to stop me! Jesus is within me. The creator of the Universe called me for a plan and purpose. This is BIG and not to be taken lightly. He called me! Out of all the billions of people in this world! Look at the magnitude of this! Just as big as His plan is for me, is the strength that already lives inside me. Again, do not take this lightly. The man who conquered DEATH itself is ALIVE inside me. With Him, I am unstoppable. Do not deny or underestimate this power. God does not underestimate me! He knows exactly what He is doing, no mistakes exist in His plans. Just like I trust the air that is circulating through my lungs to keep me alive at this very moment, is the same trust I need to have for God. He loves me and will never fail me. Fight this battle! This world needs me. I can’t give up. He is too good for that. He says “I am with you…always.”
Don’t give up.
What if Jesus gave up on you?
I love you and Jesus loves you more.