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“You are capable of doing all that I have planned for you to do. You must remember that you do not do any of these things on your own strength, but by the power of my Spirit at work in you. I am the one who leads you in the ways of truth and righteousness, and I will supply your needs to get the job done.
Submitting to me is the key. Laying your burdens at my feet and setting your personal agendas down for my greater plans is what will empower you to move ahead. If you allow your flesh to get in the way, I cannot work through you because your motives become more important than my will, and that doesn’t work in my economy. My ways are not the ways of your flesh, yet I will reveal them to you as you trust and submit to me.
Sometimes you have to be still and wait on me. I work in the background in ways that you cannot see. However, there will be a time when you will feel the prompting of my Spirit letting you know when it is time to act or to speak over a situation. In the meantime, stay in a place where my grace empowers you to be calm, un-phased by what is going on around you. This shows me that you are trusting me and I will bless you as you wait upon me.
Don’t get discouraged in doing good; stay the course and submit to my plans, so I can lead you to the glory of my blessing, where the light of truth will shine upon you brightly like the noonday sun. You will be like a well-watered garden, refreshed and sated. You will see all the pieces come together for good. Blessings lie ahead as you allow my Spirit to accomplish His work in you and your circumstances.”
- But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8
- May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
- The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58:11
- And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28