It takes action steps…steps of faith to complete God’s work in you and through you.
Philippians 2:12-13 says, “Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to HIS good purpose.” You must persevere and not give up. Don’t quit…don’t stop…take action!!!
I believe we all want more. I’m not talking about just more wealth or success. I believe we all want to make a greater difference in the lives of our family or in the lives of others. We want our life to be significant…to count. We want to make a greater difference even if it’s serving in a small way. We desire to pass down a legacy that brings glory and honor to God. In order for us to experience a life of significance, we must believe and take action. You must believe who you truly are in Christ. You must believe that He has equipped you and will continue to do so to fulfill His purpose for your life. You must believe deep down in your heart that He truly loves you and wants His best for you. He wants to see you live the role He created you to fulfill.
Action requires believing. To believe is to trust that His purpose and His ways are good. It is to trust that He is consistently working to accomplish his purpose in and through you! The steps you take are a testimony to what you truly believe. If you’re having trouble following through with action then you might need to examine what you truly believe. I’m afraid what we often confess to believe is different from what we live and what our heart and mind says to us. At some point lies have taken root and have bloomed into loud walls of defeat. You can’t fully commit until you truly believe in yourself and in God’s purpose for you. The words of doubt that we speak can be the very thing that stops us in our tracks. You will never move beyond the barriers that are in your mind. In order for you to move forward, you will need to replace the lies with God’s Word. “God’s Word is Truth, and the Truth shall make you free! (John 8:32)
1 John 3:21 says, “Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God…” Could the very thing that is causing you to not have the confidence to move forward by the lies that you believe and think? What lies are robbing you of your confidence in yourself and most of all in God?
This is a short exert from How To Get Out Of A Rut And Live Life With Purpose e-book