Wow! One whole year of The Graced Citizen.
Can you believe it? I’m so exited y’all! I can’t believe it. Honestly my friend congratulated me yesterday morning and made me actually realize it’s been a full year! I literally was like wait what???
God is so faithful.
I remember when He told me to start this blog and I was like “Daddy, NO! Plus, no one is going to read this. I don’t like writing or reading or speaking whhyyy would you lead me to such a thing. It’s just not me! You’ve got the wrong girl, like what am I going to talk about?“
Then Moses came to mind…..
Exodus 4:10 says:
“But Moses pleaded with the Lord, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.””
Then the words came. Won’t He don’t it! Jesus met me when I was obedient and stepped out on faith.
It is just a sweet reminder to me that God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called. He doesn’t ask for anything at all except for us to say “yes”. He does the rest!
Exodus 4: 11-17
“Then the Lord asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.” But Moses again pleaded, “Lord, please! Send anyone else.” Then the Lord became angry with Moses. “All right,” he said. “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he speaks well. And look! He is on his way to meet you now. He will be delighted to see you. Talk to him, and put the words in his mouth. I will be with both of you as you speak, and I will instruct you both in what to do. Aaron will be your spokesman to the people. He will be your mouthpiece, and you will stand in the place of God for him, telling him what to say. And take your shepherd’s staff with you, and use it to perform the miraculous signs I have shown you.””
Wait? Moses wanted God to use someone else JUST like that? I basically- initially did just that! I was willing to walk in full spiritual disobedience because I easily placed a limit and a tag on myself —— “I can’t”
We can’t call on Jesus to use us then place the walls and declare limits/boundaries at the same time. That’s like surrendering in a battle without even fair try. It’s time we stop. When we surrender our situations to God (all in with complete faith) – we lose our control, our flesh based power and gain the power through God over it.
See, I pray to God to use me however He sees fit….. and this is just one way. I am amazed and in awe of what He has done. The spiritual growth. All the things He has laid on my heart to share. Every word He has given me and the punctuations. Let’s not forget the interactions I’ve had – I have met some life -changing persons on this platform.
Can you imagine all that I would have missed out on?
God qualifies you, not the world or the limitations you place on yourself. Remember Jesus took regular, plain old fishermen and CHANGED them for a lifetime! Can you imagine if they just said “no” and continued throwing that dry, empty net ignoring the call of Jesus on their lives? Just imagine. They are now deemed the most ultimate disciples #squadgoals in the Bible.
Matthew 4:18-20 says:
“One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers—Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew—throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living. Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” And they left their nets at once and followed him.”
God will never, ever call you to something that you already qualify for. How will the His glory be revealed if we do everything in our own might?
And don’t you dare think for a second think “well in the past …” Your past is the past and it sure doesn’t disqualify you from God’s grace. He is still faithful with His promise and if He does indeed ask you to surrender something or someone…. don’t you think that our Amazing Father would replace it with something or someone much greater?
I’m so happy I said yes to Jesus and started this thing! “The Graced Citizen”
lots and lots of love! Thanks so much for reading❤️