Friday, August 8, 2008

Every Good Purpose

I read this scripture today and thought it was encouraging:

"We constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith." 2 Thess. 1:11

So often I give something a try and either A)feel like it was a complete flop or B)get no feedback, good or bad, and worry that it was a waste, that I offended someone and now they're secretly holding a grudge, that I did it wrong and no one wants to bother to tell me, the list goes on. Ridiculous, I know, but who of us doesn't deal with those petty insecurities that so often practically paralyze us?

When I read this scripture, I felt like it was an encouragement that when we act out of a will that is honestly seeking to obey the heart of God, HE will be responsible for the outcome. I've heard people speak on the necessity of being willing to make mistakes for God to be able to completely show Himself through our lives. I love knowing that He will be the one who fulfills "every good purpose (intention)" of mine and He will make my act of obedience worth something.


KateVonGlahn said...

Very encouraging.

the wyatts said...

this is good...thank you!

Anna said...

I'm printing this off and posting it right in front of me. This is definitely what my heart is screaming right now. Thank you for this post.