I’m running ragged.
It’s why I didn’t want to jump into this series. Writing posts about resting in God’s care at 2 AM when you are sleep deprived and surviving on caffeine-fueled adrenaline seems rather hypocritical.
But here’s the thing, I knew God wanted me to write this. Yes, I am exhausted and probably not the best example.
Why would I tell you to “just breathe” when I need an oxygen mask?
Here’s what I’ve learned after 29 days of writing when I should be sleeping.
It’s not about me.
God never asked me to be strong. He doesn’t expect me to scale the mountain and jump off the precipice using my own energy.
What is it that you are scared to do for God? Whatever is rising up in your heart is meant to take flight. Sure, you may have a broken wing, but God uses wounded birds to display His glorious work to a watching world.
All you have to do is start fluttering your wings.
I used to think that “waiting on the Lord” meant I needed to sit still, and somehow He would magically fill me up with His power. But, God never anoints those who are sitting on the sidelines.
God’s plan for you was never for you to live in a perpetual “time out.” He pours His power into those who rise up from the valley and press into Him.
Flap your wings of faith, and God will fill you with fresh wind.
- Remember you are already seated with Christ in the heavenlies. He’s designed you perfectly for flight (Ephesians 2:1-10).
- Recall all the brave flyers who have gone before you. As you keep an eagle eye on Christ, He will keep you on course (Hebrews 12:1-3).
- Realize that you can rise above the shadows even on the hardest of days if you stay tethered to Christ’s strength (Colossians 2:6-7).
As you jump out of your nest of comfort, God will undergird you and empower you to soar above the strong wings of adversity.
Read Isaiah 40:27-31. Remember that in order to fly, you have to jump out of the nest. You weren’t designed to settle. You were created to soar.
Listen to this song of surrender. Breathe a prayer to the God who is the wind beneath your wings. Ask Him to give you courage to start flapping your wings of faith.
Something to think about…
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