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LOOK IN THE MIRROR


Did you ever feel like you were right where you were supposed to be? You know that comfortable at peace kind of feeling. That is exactly how I felt recently as I walked up on the platform to lead worship and speak at a women's conference. God gave me an amazing boldness and confidence that permeated my soul. Can I just say, "Wow, God!!

Throughout Scripture, we are encouraged to fulfill what God has planned for us. This is a lifelong task. A plan designed to point others to Christ. In general, God's plan is to exude His glory uniquely through each one of us so that others will know God is at work. 2 Timothy 1:9 says, "He has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began." Paul used the word purpose, which means placing something in view. In other words, God wants to show-off Himself through us. I asked the women at the conference a very poignant question directed at our eternal purpose, "When you look in the mirror, do you see your potential?"

Our potential is to fulfill the God-tasks that are planned for us which are beyond our own abilities. Some of you may know that I used to be very fearful of singing solos and worse yet, speaking. Many of you may not know that I never liked English. In fact, I was a C average student. So, why would God purpose me to write, speak, sing, or be a songwriter which goes against my very nature? Yes, I could take the credit for improving my skills, fine tuning my talents; yet I know deep in my heart, it would NOT be possible without the Lord. I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me. John 15:5 God is the author and finisher of our faith, so He is supremely capable of accomplishing what He planned without our help, but instead; chose to give us the privilege. John 15:16 says, "You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you." Practically Speaking: The next time you look in the mirror, ask yourself these questions: "Do I see my potential?" and, "Do people see God in my reflection?" Yes, there are days that I look in the mirror and can't see beyond my flaws, and it's on those days I have to confess my doubt and failure to trust Him. The Lord will fulfill His purposefor me. Lord, Your love is eternal; do not abandon the work of Your hands. Psalms 138:8 #whatdoyouseeinthemirror #lookinthemirror #choseyouandappointedyou #Godtasks

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