Made For More

It’s been a long day. I’m working on a minimal sleep, I’ve been in meetings throughout the day for a mix of business, personal, and volunteer work. My right eyebrow is currently twitching from stress and here I am, sitting in a Starbucks with the 30 minutes of personal time I have. Blogging.

So much could be said that I don’t even know where to start. What do you need to read today that will help heal that hurting heart of yours or encourage or motivate or inspire you?

I don’t know.

What I do know, is that these last few weeks, I’ve poured out nearly every drop of energy, inspiration, and motivation I have into a number of things I believe in. It’s resulted in some sleepless nights as I think through all of the tasks I need to complete. It’s resulted in inspiration and motivation. It’s resulted in tears of being overwhelmed. And it’s resulted in some of the most amazing weeks of my life.

Sometimes when we’re in the thick of it, it’s hard to see the wonder that is our life. Who am I to be stressed over the time I’m spending to help restore young girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking? Who am I to be frustrated at the paperwork involved for a personal business venture, when in a few short days I’ll be celebrating? Who am I to question God’s constant faithfulness when he always comes through?

Those moments of feeling overwhelmed were because I doubted my own ability. Those are the most important moments to stop and remember that it’s not about me. It’s all about HIM. It’s about what He is doing in and through me.

These last few weeks I’ve needed to stand back and watch in awe at what God is doing. I’ve poured 9 months of my life into a race that will help fund the restoration of girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking. A few months ago, we had ZERO sponsors and I was panicking at how this would play out. To date, we’ve raised thousands of dollars in sponsorships and we’ve raised thousands of dollars in registrations. I AM IN AWE OF GOD.

It’s almost like He allows us to get to this point where we recognize there is no way we could do this on our own, just so He can show up and show off.

And you know what, reader? I’m becoming more and more okay with it.

It’s not fun in the moment you’re waiting for breakthrough. It’s not fun the moment I’m sobbing at my kitchen table because I’m so overwhelmed all I can do is cry. (True story, happened this past weekend.)

But boy is it fun to watch God be faithful!

I’m having so much fun watching God take the seeds of hard work my team and I have sown and multiply it more than I could imagine.

Why do we ever doubt His heart, reader? Why do we ever expect that He has less than the best for us? Heaven’s streets are paved with gold and yet we assume His best is for us to live in squalor?

That’s not the God I serve.

The God I serve does exceedingly above anything we can ask or think. (Ephesians 3:20)

The God I serve is Jehovah Jireh, my provider. (Genesis 22:14)

The God I serve says, “Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over.” (Luke 6:38)

The God I serve sets a table before me in the presence of my enemies and my cup overflows. (Psalm 23:5)

That is the God I serve.

So when I doubt that anything less will happen, I doubt the very character of God. These last few weeks I’ve seen Him come through over and over and over again. With each time He is faithful, He lovingly reminds me that not only can He be trusted with my desires, but He can be trusted to be faithful to His Word.

Stop believing the lies you’ve accepted in believing that God wants less for you, reader. You were created in His image, called to do GREAT things in this world.

Don’t settle.

You have too much to offer, and He has too much blessing waiting to be poured out on you, for you to settle for anything less than what you’re called to do and called to be.

The world needs you.

But more importantly, you need God. And when we reach that point where we recognize all we have comes from Him – every blessing and every promise fulfilled is from Him – that’s where true outpouring of His blessing can begin.

This Christian life isn’t boring, friend. It’s a wild adventure that constantly teaches me new things about myself and about the God I serve. You’d think by now I would have “arrived”, but no. That’s the best part.

There’s always more to learn, always more to discover, and always more to enjoy.

He. Is. Always. Faithful.

The moment we get ahold of that down deep in our heart…that’s when we can begin to change the world.

Let’s be people who anticipate God’s faithfulness, who wait for it, pray for it, and long for it.

I’m not called to sit on the sidelines, and neither are you.

You were made for more.

Reach for it, pursue it, and walk in it.

<3

Manda

1 Response
  • Blessing Divine Boamah
    September 16, 2017

    “I’m not called to sit on the sidelines, and neither are you” So much truth in that. Your posts are so uplifting and authentic, I appreciate it.

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