This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: 2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about not being afraid to take action.
I recently talked about how Peter appeared to be in an impossible situation when he was imprisoned and placed under the guard of four squads of four soldiers and chained between two others. In my reflections, I talked about the way in which Peter’s situation appeared impossible, yet became possible when an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared before him.
However, when I reread this passage, I focused on the specific instructions the angel gave to Peter.
His first instruction was, “Peter, quickly get up.” When Peter stood, the chains fell off his wrists. Next, the angel instructed him get dressed and to put on his sandals. Once Peter had done that, the angel told him, “Now put on your coat.” After that, “Now follow me.”
In this passage, it is abundantly clear to me that while God will handle the impossible in our lives, He also wants us to do what we can for ourselves. In other words, when we’re in a tight place, we should look to God and expect that He will deliver us. Yet, God is not going to do for us what we can do for ourselves.
This is very important because there are times in my own life when I have become so overwhelmed by what appears to be an impossible situation, that a sense of paralysis comes over me and I don’t do anything at all. If you’re in a similar place, let us focus on these words together: “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV)
Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.
So today, take action.
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