Something I have been struggling with lately is feeling like the way God has made me isn’t living up to the ideal Christian woman. Who is that person? Well, I think for a lot of people, it’s the opposite of whoever you actually are! Satan can use these insecurities in our lives to say, “Who you are? It’s not good enough. If only you were more like (fill in the blank)! Then God would love you and your ministry would thrive.”
While the Holy Spirit can and does convict us of sin in our heart, I feel like we are more likely to be listening to the lies nowadays. Social media can make it easy to compare ourselves to people who have “perfect” homes, families, ministries, etc. For example, I follow a Christian author who writes about hospitality. This is not one of my gifts. I try to practice it, but it looks different on me. I’m making an assumption that having people over energizes her. For me, I need a few days to recover from having a lot of people over. And that’s OK! God has made me with other gifts that help complete the body of Christ. Most of my gifts at the local church level are used behind the scenes so that others can use their gifts on stage. I’m fulfilling the spot God has given me, and I’m open to what He is calling me to in the future, even if I find it outside of what I consider my gifts.
Today, I don’t need to consider myself falling short of the ideal Christian woman. I just need to walk in obedience to what God has given me today.
“But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body.”
1 Corinthians 12:18-20
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