Saturday, January 20, 2018

Todd Galberth's "Decrease" Devotional Notes: Day 20

Are you happy with who you are? More importantly, are you happy with who God called you to be? Do you know what your calling is? The answer to all those questions should be "yes," but if you answered no to any of them, don't beat yourself up. Instead, build your confidence up, confidence in yourself and confidence in your Father. Today's section of Todd Galberth's "Decrease" devotional, called "Happy With Me," encourages us to walk boldly in who we are in Christ.

Todd Galberth - "Decrease" devotional / Todd Galberth online store

We were made in God's image, so if He's wonderful, amazing, beautiful, strong, courageous, magnificent, and every other word that means "good," guess what? We're all those things, too. We might not feel like we are all the time, but even on your worst day, you're still good and you're still worth it simply because He said so. In my very first (official) post on this blog, I posed this question: If God is the ONLY one who likes what you do, will you still do it? If your answer is yes, you've found your calling.

You're incredible at what you do. If your first thought after reading that sentence was, No, I'm not, let me remind you who our God is. He's a "Good, Good Father" (shout out to Chris Tomlin for today's "Medicine Music"). He is perfect in all of His ways, and one of His 'ways' was creating you! He makes no mistakes. He knew exactly what He was doing when He endowed you with the gift of doing whatever it is you do best. No one on this earth has the ability to cancel your God-given assignment. They don't know your beginning or your ending, and they don't hold the keys to your destiny. They can overlook it, speak negatively about it, and even deny it...and at the end of the day, your gift and your promise will still be yours because He said so.

If you haven't yet discovered your purpose, but you feel drawn to one specific thing, that could be your calling. Pray about it and go forth. Start. Don't wait until they (whoever "they" are) cosign on your vision. They may not ever get on board, but if God is for you, who can be against you? No one! As long as He signed off on it, you've got the green light!

Day 20 takeaway: I hope this post has encouraged you to go after the dream that God has placed in your heart. One of my dreams was this blog, and I'm so grateful that I followed His lead and started it. I'm a living witness that God rewards those who recognize that He is the only validator we need. Less of me, more of He.

Check out yesterday's notes here.

1 comment:

  1. Today I found day 20's devotional very helpful. "Happy with me,"is a very necessary reminder to all of us that we are wonderfully made in God's image. He doesn't make mistakes. Thank you Siobhan McIntyre for sharing this review of the devotional with us. To God be the glory.