D A I L Y R E A D I N G
2 Timothy 2:15
D A I L Y D E V O
When it comes to being confident in who you are in Christ, you don’t have to worry so much about what everyone else is doing. Being apart of community is very important to the Christian faith, but it’s not what secures you. What secures you is your faith in Christ! So remember this when:
- You’re surrounded by people who aren’t motivated in the same way you are
You might be the kind of woman who is working hard to achieve results and wants the same for her friends and family, too. Maybe you’re trying to stay focused on the things of the Lord, or you’re on a mission to reach certains goals with your education and your career…and your family and friends are not. It’s hard to watch people you care about not be interested in improving themselves. At times, when you start to do well, you might even feel a little guilty because they’re not moving forward like you are. When you’re faced with this, don’t stop encouraging them in a graceful way and lifting them up in prayer. Don’t stop reminding of the beautiful truth that Jesus is what they need and they don’t need to settle for anything less. Furthermore, don’t stop running the race. Whether you’re on a mission to take your faith more seriously or make changes to your diet, lead by example. They might not get it right now, but your example just might be the thing that motivates them to chase after what God is telling them to do! So don’t stop because they have stopped. Have confidence in knowing that God sees what you’re doing, and He wants to use you, too!
- You feel like you’re the only one
You might be the only person in your friend group who regularly goes to bible study. You might be the only person in your family who is passionate about the thing soft God. If that’s you, continue to be confident in who YOU are in Christ and what God has called you to do. Don’t let what others are or are not doing keep from running the race God has called you to.
God is the One providing for you future. HE is the One who is going to lead you right where you need to be. Let your faith and confidence in Christ strengthen you to seek His approval more than anyone else.