Desire to Inspire #38: What He Sees

I asked my sweet friend, Mackenzie from Life of a Pint Sized Mama to share a little bit of her heart. Mackenzie and I met last year at the Influence Conference. I admire her so much, her vulnerability, her authenticity, and her ability to engage and inspire women.

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Most days I am scared about the dreams that God has put on my heart.

Most days I don’t think I’m capable.

Most days I’m sure that I am too feeble and too insecure to live out the things He’s calling me to.

I see my limits, my already crowded plate, and all the ways I’ve failed in the past. My mind recites these little reminders of why I should give up before I even start. I know without a doubt that what’s inside of me is not enough to complete the plans God might have for me.

And still, He calls me. He sees all of the things I see. He knows my tendencies and my short comings better than I do. But these are not the things He recites to me.

With a firmness that’s somehow so gentle, the Lord tells me what He sees.

Where I see desperation, He sees the opportunity for us to grow in intimacy.

Where I see weakness, He sees an avenue through which to show His strength.

Where I see utter failure, He sees the piles of grace He’s poured out on me.

Where I see not enough, He sees a chance for people to see Him and not me.

Where I see barely hanging on, He sees a Father who refuses to let go of His daughter.

And so my vision starts to change.

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Though I’m still not sure I’m capable, I see His faithfulness that is stronger than my failure. With a trembling heart, I step forward because I know He’s walking right beside me. And in place of fear, my heart begins to fill with hope. I’m no longer bound to what I’m not; I’m free to see what Christ, the One who rose from the dead, wants to do with my feeble life. For His glory.

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Comments

  1. Beautiful post! It can be so hard to see what God wants us to do and sometimes it’s even harder to let go and allow him to do what he wants to do! Ty for this post!

  2. Joanne Viola says:

    Beautiful post. It is so true that we must learn to see ourselves through the eyes of the Father. Great reminder this morning! Thank you for sharing this.

  3. I have begun to see the beauty in using opposites and comparisons to express how God sees things so much differently then we do. You have done that here…and I love it!

  4. Nadine says:

    “With a firmness that’s somehow so gentle, the Lord tells me what He sees.” Amen. Amen. Amen.

  5. Sarah says:

    I really feel the idea of your mind deciding and reciting past failures before you even try – that is a killer. I’m linking up my latest weekly batch of inspiration.

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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