rock-1082009_1920As a daughter in pursuit of our God-given dreams, oppositions will arise. The attack is on our identity!  

Battles launch, as stereotypical images of what a woman should look, act, and be like pelt our minds, but standing upon who we are will push against what attempts to knock us down.

According to, 2 Peter 1:10 (NASB), tells us,  Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble.

To be diligent, in this scripture means, according to Strong’s Concordance number G4704, means to “make haste or endeavor” which is defined as, to be urgent in action, be in swiftness, or try hard to do something, according to Merriam-Webster.

There are 2 things to remember as we commit this scripture to our hearts.

1.)Let’s be swift to know WE are called and invited

The Most High God divinely invites us into a relationship with him, by way of his son Jesus. He desires to have fellowship with us and wants to be closely involved in every aspect of our lives, even into the places we may deem insignificant.

According to 2 Peter 3:9 (NIV),  The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

2.)Let’s be swift to know WE are Chosen

In our culture, the word,“god” is used loosely. Maybe the “god” we picture is harsh, mean, and is waiting to punish or we see him as the same as our earthly fathers.

Maybe we think he sends lightning bolts when mistakes are made, which may make one leery to accept the invitation or we may feel unwanted because we’ve been abandoned before.

According to Isaiah 59:2, it tells us, But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

The enemy (Satan) distorts God’s character, as we see in Genesis 3:1(NLT)

The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?”

The question may loom over us,

Did God really choose you?

Does he even want you, after all, look at what you’ve done?

Although the Most High God is Sovereign and just, SIN is what separates, according to Isaiah 59:2, But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.

However, according to, Romans 5:8, but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Scripture is living proof that God’s plan to redeem us is evident!

His wisdom outweighs human intellect, and strength is given to accomplish what he has purposed,and it is his desire to commune with us, despite our sin.

He has made a way!

With our Heavenly Father’s invitation comes the request of an R.S.V.P, and to decline this amazing invite would be a travesty.

Will you attend?

Let’s Pray:

Heavenly Father,

I want to be sure and take steps in the right direction. I want to accept the invitation you’ve given, and invite you to be Lord of my life. Knowing I am a sinner, and you sent your son, Jesus, to die for me, I accept this plan. Even in opposition, I know you desire to love me because you have chosen me, and your word says so!

I may have had a different view of you, but I desire to know you as FATHER.  Show me your kindness and grace, flood my heart with what the scripture promises, as I seek to know you better through your word. I admit my faults, selfish desires, and I need one who is wiser than I to direct me to a firm place to stand, and I know you can. You are the Most High God!

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen

Mrs. Lindsey Gibson

Mrs. Lindsey Gibson

"To give beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they might be called trees of righteousness" (Isaiah 61:3)