Have You Embraced Your Purpose?
So you are going to use me huh?
I got some excuses too
But what was that about Him being God and His thoughts not being our thoughts?
His ways not being our ways?
Truth is I got some thoughts
And ways? Boy I got some ways to accomplish those thoughts
But then again, He didn’t ask for my opinions or my strategies
He tells me that I was called before I was born
He gave me a purpose that I can’t fulfill in my own strength
It used to be that when He told me my purpose I would get excited, really excited
Like special excited
But then I would think too hard and become deflated
No way can you use me like that, but wait you are God
I wasn’t really saying you can’t
I dug a little deeper and what my insecure heart was really saying is No way do you want to use me like that
No way do you think enough of me to promote me like that
To sum it all up… No way do you love me like that
That USED TO be my response birth from an insecure heart
But this time around, it’s different
The chains have fallen, my ears are unclogged
I hear what you say
And confidence IN YOU rises IN ME
I grab a hold of every word and I MOVE
I MEAN I FLY
No more hiding, that’s so yesterday!
Dear Daddy, I hear and receive what you think of me
I receive the plans you have for me
I. RECEIVE. YOUR. LOVE.
About the Author
Anika Jones is a speaker and author of the book Lessons Learned Along The Way: A 40 Day Devotional. She blogs about faith and family at LivingForLater.com and posts weekly videos on her YouTube channels, Living For Later (@livingforlater) and Living Life Now (@livinglifenow). Anika loves speaking about developing intimacy with God and understanding who we are in Christ. She serves alongside her husband in ministry. They live in Illinois with their 6 children.