Hi Sweet Friends,
Deep inside each one of us lies a spark of potential—a God-given destiny urging us to achieve the thing God Himself has wired us for.
Whether it is the call of a nuclear scientist, a mom, a triathlon participant, a chef, a gardener, a teacher, or anything else, we all hold divine potential. That potential percolates on the inside of us, bubbling up on occasion to make its presence known, urging us to move forward, pursue it, and, in His name, attempt great things.
Because of a traumatic childhood, I went into survival mode for years (without realizing it) and the gift God entrusted to me was buried. But God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable (see Romans 11:29), and the Lord unearthed my gift and handed it back to me. What a surprise! But He enabled me to clearly understand my gift and then encouraged me in a variety of ways to nurture the gift and make it grow.
Are you walking in your God-given destiny?
Your Week 7 assignment is to…read Chapter 52, My God-Given Destiny. As you’ve probably noticed, we won’t be reading the book in order—instead, I will be picking and choosing from among my favorite chapters (and that’s sort of hard!). But I’m praying and trusting God to lead us.
Chapter 52 Excerpt from Prayers for a Woman's Soul
(Page 250) …For some of us, fulfilling our God-given destinies will probably be the hardest thing we ever do. But it will also be the most rewarding, satisfying part of our lives. As we determine to fulfill God’s plans and purposes for our lives, our faith will stretch and our understanding of God’s sovereignty will increase.
This week’s verse:
For we are God’s own handiwork, His workmanship, recreated in Christ Jesus, born anew that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live. (Ephesians 2:10)
This week’s questions:
- What do you feel is your greatest hindrance to fulfilling your God-given destiny?
- How might you change your prayers this week so that you can step closer toward your destiny in Christ?
I will be praying for you all week long as you pray about your God-given destiny. Meet me on the Prayers for a Woman’s Soul community FACEBEOOK PAGE any time during the week and share your heart, answer the morning question, or read the evening prayer.
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