The hustle and bustle of daily life can definitely keep us on edge trying to accomplish all the we have on our agenda for the day. It’s easy to get lost in all of the busyness. But peacefulness is something that comes from God. There is no sense in wishing like our life was like someone else’s. Just keep God in the loop by praying often, relinquishing to him all of the things that are causing you to feel overwhelmed.
We put undue stress on ourselves because of expectations that we think others have of us, or maybe the expectations are our own. Sometimes God gives us a feeling of something we need to do. This is fine until we feel led to do something that we don’t feel qualified for. But as the saying goes, “God doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies the called.” This is so typical of the way God works. There have been so many times in my life that I have felt called to do something that I really didn’t feel qualified to do.
One of those instances, I was asked by my principal to start an FCA chapter at our middle school. I told him I needed to think about it. I prayed about it for several weeks and I just wasn’t feeling like God was speaking to me about it. So, when I went to school on Monday, I was going to tell my principal that I wasn’t going to do it.
Well, that Sunday evening, I went to church for the evening service. The lesson was about David and Goliath and how a young boy took on this giant the army was afraid of. I didn’t always go to church on Sunday evening, but that week I was supposed to be there. I needed to hear that message. I knew that God wanted me to hear that message and that he wanted me to start the FCA at the middle school. So, that Monday, I told my principal that I would get it going in the following weeks. The turn out was great and there were some great kids that helped me get it going that year. I had a lot to learn about how FCA worked, but God was there helping me with everything I needed!
Sometimes we just need to step out in faith, knowing that God will supply what we need! I still get that feeling that I’m supposed to do something outside my comfort zone, often. I haven’t backed down from anything he’s put in front of me and I hope that I never do. When he challenges us like this is when we can grow the most.
Feel his peace in all that you do. Offer to let him use you and see where it takes you. You won’t be sorry!