Sometimes I Feel Totally Out of My League….But, That’s Where God Shows Up

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness….2 Corinthians 12:9

The Lord keeps pressing me into these places that are making me feel totally out of my league. Yet, it’s in these moments that His power can be put on display in me. All for His namesake, as I trust not in my own abilities, but in His power to accomplish what my fear wants to tell me, I’ll fail in.
 
Sometimes I think God presses us into these places because He knows we would seek the glory. Especially if we were only in situations that required our own abilities to make things happen. We’d find our comfort in our wisdom. We’d chalk things up to our intellect and education. We may even give ourselves a few kudos for how good we look to others throughout the process.
 
Is it possible that we see so little of the power of God on display in our lives because we keep ourselves in the league we know we’ll be the all-star? I don’t know about you, but for me, that’s where I feel most comfortable. In places and situations I’ve always known.
 
Now the Lord keeps placing things in my life that are literally making me question if this is truly from Him because without Him walking with me through this, it all feels so impossible. So that answer my question then, doesn’t it? It is so true that God will often give us tasks that are much too hard to accomplish in and of themselves. We must continually press into His grace and mercy. We must trust in His power and unfailing love. We must push our own attempts at vain glory out of the way so that He can be put on display for the world to see.
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Lord, I need your grace to accomplish the things you are asking of me. You can level the mountains, so Father, would you please do that for me? Would you level the mountains in my life with your mercy? Fill me, Abba, with your Holy Spirit, I pray, in Jesus name. To accomplish the tasks that are much too big for me to handle on my own, Amen.

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