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“I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.” (Revelation 2:19 NIV)
God knows everything you do.
Do you ever feel like no one realizes how hard you are trying? God does. He knows your heart, faith, and perseverance. God understands; you’re doing more now than ever before for Him. He’s cheering for you.
“God is a coach, but also a huge cheerleader for you to become who He created you to be.” Mike Cooke
God is your biggest cheerleader. When getting out of bed seems impossible, He’s there cheering for you. God is encouraging you to try one more time. He knows the aches your heart feels; He knows when you need a little push to get you to the next mile marker. God’s running beside you, yelling words of encouragement, “You got this! You can do it! Just try one more time.” God is transforming you into who He created you to become.
Remember, you’re becoming.
All of us are on a journey of becoming. Every day, as we persevere in our relationships with God, we become who He designed us to be. I am not the person I was 20 years ago, or even two years ago. Currently, God is teaching me a new rhythm to life. I’m on the verge of one chapter ending, another beginning as I finish out my last class in my Master’s program. A common question I’m asked these days, “What are you going to do next?” I have no idea. Why? Because I never planned on pursuing my Master’s.
Before starting my Master’s, I was on staff at a church. The volunteer position was a full-time endeavor, which required more time than I had available. As I sought God for what He wanted me to do, He didn’t appear to answer. So I kept doing what I was doing until one day, he released me from my duties out of the blue. At the time, more people were in small groups than ever before; I felt like I was impacting lives and doing God’s will. Why would God pull me out of this job? Because He knows who He wants me to become.
As God led me in the days and weeks after that day, I found myself back in school. I began pursuing my life-long dream of writing. One of the first things I learned, you must write every day to develop your skills. So I started writing daily devotions, combining my two loves: God and writing. My journey of becoming a writer is just beginning.
Let God lead you into who you are becoming. Trust, He is your biggest cheerleader. He knows where He is taking you. Let Him lead. Each day, the journey begins anew.
Question of the Day:
Where are you on your journey of becoming with God?
Further Reading:Amos 4:1-6:14 NIV, Revelation 2:18-3:6 NIV, Psalm 130:1-8 NIV, Proverbs 29:21-22 NIV