This week I want to talk a little bit about our ability to strive. Do we strive in our own power or what are we putting our trust in? Here is a picture of one of the goofy goats that belongs to one of the guards here. These things are hysterical! I don’t care how big or small the goat is, they love to climb! Apparently God made them that way! You can frequently see them standing on the highest thing that they can find looking like they are king of the world!
This morning in devotions I read about Jeremiah and this verse stuck out to me “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5 NIV). Do you know that this applied to Jeremiah but it also applies to you too? Isn’t that amazing that God set us apart, He loves us, He knows much better than us what we are capable of doing with His guidance, love, and help!
I have no idea how this goat got on this stump, I am also “stumped” sometimes because of the things God does after me thinking they were impossible! Got something you think is impossible? God knows your skills, talents, and capabilities. Who knows what you can do relying on God’s guidance and direction?
My point for today is this: Are you going to do what He has planned for you to do or are you going to sit there and watch someone else do it?