This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Isaiah 41:9-10 (NIV)
This morning I am feeling the need to get honest about one of my core issues that comes up for me from time to time. This issue came up for me as I was preparing today’s message, so I felt a need to share it instead of the original planned message.
Initially, I was planning to share the beautiful story of how Joseph went from a prison cell to the palace after being in captivity for twelve years. While the focus of the message was about God’s Promises being fulfilled in Joseph’s life, I couldn’t help but think about those twelve years while Joseph was still waiting on God to free him.
For a brief moment I put myself in Joseph’s place. How would I have behaved if I found myself waiting on God for twelve years to answer one of my prayers? Would I eventually doubt God’s Promise over time?
My core issue is around my self worth. Thus, in my moments of weakness I can tell myself those things that I shouldn’t such as – ‘I’m not worthy to receive these things which is why they haven’t shown up,’ or ‘God didn’t choose me as His servant.’
Meanwhile, as these thoughts are roaming through my mind, I am also getting ready for a prayer call. As God would have it, here was the single scripture from that call:
I took you from the ends of the earth,
from its farthest corners I called you.
I said, ‘You are my servant’;
I have chosen you and have not rejected you.
10 So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:9-10 (NIV)
I felt so inspired; God was speaking to me.
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