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Have No Fear! God is Here!

Have you ever felt fearful that you would miss God's calling on your life? I have. At moments, I've stewed in total worry that I would miss my ship, that I'd fail to accomplish God's will for my life, that somehow I wouldn't understand or discern His voice. And then, the opportunity would pass me by, and I would live a life of unmet goals and unreached potential.

What arrogant thinking, right? Imagine if God's plan was dependent on me. That's just preposterous when I see it written in bold black font. I realize how utterly ridiculous it sounds, and I feel somewhat embarrassed to admit that I've actually had these thoughts. How truly prideful of me.

This morning, as I was reading through Ephesians 1, I focused in on verses 10 and 11.

And this is the plan: At the right time He will bring everything together under the authority of Christ - everything in heaven and on earth. Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for He chose us in advance, and He makes everything work out according to His plan. 
Ephesians 1:10-11 [NLT]

Paul makes it abundantly clear in this passage that, if we are followers of Jesus, we absolutely do NOT have to fear missing God's calling, because we are under the authority of Christ, and in accordance with God's predetermined plan. The only part that we are responsible for is being united with Christ. God's already taken care of the rest. It's not dependent on me. Thank goodness. 

Father, help me to unite, to join together, with Christ that I might be a faithful player in your plan. Thank you that it is NOT about me. 

Lindsey Pond

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