|The Best Is Yet To Be, Day 7
Today’s reading: 2 Timothy 1:7, Hebrews 13:23, Psalm 25:12-13
Timothy was a young disciple of the apostle Paul. While he was determined to follow Christ, he experienced a great deal of fear. He struggled with feelings of personal weakness and doubt that caused him to hold back from serving God fully.
Paul wrote him two letters to encourage his heart and strengthen his faith. Paul was concerned for his young follower and did what he could to help Timothy overcome his fears.
Toward the end of the book of Hebrews, we learn that Timothy finally overcame his anxieties to the point where he willingly faced imprisonment for his faith in Christ. When he was released from jail, he didn’t hold back from spreading the gospel wherever he went.
For each of us, a blank sheet of paper can feel like an imposing mountain if we don’t know what to fill in as our assignment from the Lord. It’s possible we make it too difficult by waiting for a divine intervention to intersect our life.
An important point to remember is that God created us with desires, interests and aptitudes that work together to accomplish His purposes in our life. These are often the means He uses to guide us. Over time, we’ll find our blank sheet of paper gets filled in as we use the gifts He’s given us and seek to honor Him in all that we do.
Watch author Bruce Peppin’s thoughts on “Divine Assignments.”