“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)
What sort of things drive you, motivate you and and inspire you? Is there something that you keep thinking about that one day or some day, when all the conditions are right, you will begin to do. How many times have you used the phrase, “If only….” or “I would like to do this, BUT….” Perhaps God has placed a calling upon your heart, but you allow a continual stream of excuses to flood your thoughts and drown out His voice. You can easily enumerate a list of personal limitations and excuses that would keep you from fulfilling His calling or achieving a certain goal.
When God met with Moses at the burning bush, Moses had several objections to God’s calling. Why are you asking ME to lead the people out of Egypt? What if they don’t believe me? God patiently responded to each of his questions, yet Moses raised another objection to God: “Master, please, I don’t talk well. I’ve never been good with words, neither before nor after you spoke to me. I stutter and stammer.” God said, “And who do you think made the human mouth? And who makes some mute, some deaf, some sighted, some blind? Isn’t it I, God? SO, GET GOING. I’ll be right there with you—with your mouth! I’ll be right there to teach you what to say.” Exodus 4:10 – 12 (MSG)
So what is it that God is motivating you to do? Perhaps He hasn’t met with you at a burning bush, but in your heart you know there is a still small voice wooing you in a certain direction. And even though He’s not asking you to lead His people out of bondage in Egypt, He might be leading you into some sort of ministry, or it could be that He is directing you to start a business, leave your current job for something better, go back to school, foster a child, become a stay-at-home mom, go on a mission trip, help out at a food pantry, teach a class, play a sport, coach a team, lead a Bible study, minister to unwed mothers, or volunteer at a local school. Who knows how God might use you to fulfill His purpose for your life? An activity that might seem “secular” could turn out to be the very way God wants to use your life to minister to others in your community.
So what’s holding you back? What’s your excuse? As a child of God, He promises that you will lack nothing:
“The Lord is my Shepherd, I lack NOTHING.” Psalm 23:1
“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
2 Corinthians 9:8
If you are in God’s will for your life, doing the very thing He has created you to do, you can rest assured that He will provide the resources you need to accomplish your task. God will be right beside you every step of the way, teaching you, guiding you, supporting you, providing for you, and strengthening you! Don’t allow self-doubt or excuses to hold you back. You can do anything with God’s help! Get Going!