Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. -Romans 12:11 NIV
God will give you opportunities to practice on a smaller field. These minor, yet very important, practice rounds have a way of perfecting and preparing you for the major things to come.
Each time you do well, God is confident that you are more equipped and skilled to handle the greater tasks He will bring your way. You can rest assured that God will supply the necessities you need to fulfill the calling He gives you.
He blesses you with the power of His Spirit—who helps you to grow and mature in the fruits of the Spirit so you can effectively use the gifts and talents God entrusts to your care.
No matter which building stage God currently has you in, remain confident that what God calls you to; He will help you finish it well. Your job is to stay the course and make it your daily passion to run the race the Lord has marked out for you.
As you passionately pursue the things God assigns you—individually and collectively—you can be confident that God is working behind the scenes working things out in your favor and His greater purpose. He does not call His children to lose, He calls them to win!
- Ask God to bring new opportunities of growth and service your way that will actually strengthen you for the deeper and wider things to come.
- Pray that the Holy Spirit will give you wisdom and discernment so you can carry out God’s plan and purpose for your life according to His timetable and not yours.