When you worship, God doesn’t care that you don’t hit every note perfectly or that every sentence of your prayer is structured correctly. He cares that your worship is genuine and that it comes from the depths of your soul. Worship God in the beauty of His holiness. He’s not looking for accuracy. He’s looking for authenticity.
The dream in your heart may be bigger than the environment in which you find yourself. Sometimes you have to get out of that environment in order to see that dream fulfilled. Consider an oak tree. If you plant it in a pot, it can grow no further. The problem is not with the tree; it is with the environment. It is stifling growth. Perhaps you have bigger things in your heart than your present environment can facilitate. That’s why, at times, God will stir you out of a comfortable situation.
When you go through persecution and rejection, it’s not always because somebody has it in for you. Sometimes that’s God’s way of directing you into His perfect will. He’s trying to get you to stretch to the next level. He knows you’re not going to go without a push, so He’ll make it uncomfortable for you to stay where you are currently. The mistake we make at times is getting negative and sour; we focus on what didn’t work out. When we do that, we inhibit the opening of new doors.
What has God been teaching you lately?
God has been teaching me a lot lately actually, but one of the major thing is:
That I struggle a lot with the injustice in our world today. I think about our Western society, and how we have Wal-Marts, Targets, and Meijers stocked with an abundance of every food we could ever think of (which the majority gets thrown out because no one needs that much food) and yet there are millions of people around the world starving and dying daily because there is not enough food where they are. And then I think about the people who are getting raped and how their abusers are getting away because they pay off the government or that because they are family the abuser can’t be charged. And there are so many others that I think of and it just makes me cry and so angry at our selfish world. But lately God has been showing me that yes my heart should break for these people but instead of getting angry about it, I should try to fix it. I shouldn’t be upset, I should be grateful that I am blessed and I should use the blessing God has given me to bless others. Even if it is just to smile at strangers or to do a kind thing a day, eventually those things add up to make a difference.