We all hold many roles in our lives; to be a parent, a spouse, a friend, a worker, a student, God’s servant, and the list could go on. How do we do everything that God has called us to do in this season? The answer is through God’s grace. His Grace Is Enough To Get The Work Done.Despite having a productive day, there’s always something that I still have to do on my to-do list. It can almost seem that my to-do list has an endless list of things to do. The question of “are you done” will always be a no for me. There’s always something to do.
Can you relate?
I thought leaving my full-time job would give me more free time for other things, but I quickly filled that time up with other things that God has called me to do. God has recently opened the door for me to lead Bible studies for Human trafficking victims with Samaritan Village. While I love ministering to the women, I started dreading the assignment because I was too overwhelmed with the other 10 things I have to manage weekly.
God spoke to me at that moment and said, “My grace abounds over every task that I have assigned you to.“
I realized that I was looking to my own strength which caused me to stress and question my ability to do all the tasks that were required of me. But at that moment I was reminded that it’s through God’s strength and not my own strength that I can do what needs to be done.
God’s grace is enough to get the work done.
Philippians 4:13 reminds us, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.“
When you are feeling overwhelmed, remember who is with you and who has called you to do the task. If God has called you to do the task, He will empower you to complete it. There may be times when we put more on our plate than what God wants. However, there are times when God will give us the grace to do more than we ever thought we could.
Bring the assignments that worry you and invite God’s voice to speak over your life. If He speaks encouragement and fills you with peace and ease to do the assignment, then know that you can do it. If there is any conviction that you are trying to force your agenda and timeline, then God may want you to save that assignment for another time.
God gives grace for what needs to be done. We have to identify assignments that are for this season and which ones are for a later season.
Colossians 3:15 says, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts”. He has given us His peace to guide us in the right paths. When we are one with God, we don’t have to worry if we are doing what is right or what is wrong. His peace will rule in our hearts and guide us. His desires become our desires, and His thoughts become our thoughts.
Paul from the Bible always allowed the Holy Spirit to lead Him. Acts 16 talks about the time when Paul wanted to go to Asia but the Holy Spirit prohibited him from going there. Later he receives a vision of a man from Macedonia calling on him to come. Here we can see that God has clearly closed the door for Paul to go to Asia.
Paul then goes to Macedonia and we see God opening Lydia’s heart to receive the gospel from Paul’s preaching. You would think things get easy, but Paul and Silas end up getting into prison. They were able to get out but you can see from this one assignment that they needed God’s grace to complete their assignment.
You may be in a place where you feel overwhelmed by the amount of work needed to be done. Maybe you are in a place where you’re facing hardships like what Paul experienced. If you know that God has called you to the assignment, persevere and know that you will come out victorious.
Through God’s grace, Paul was able to build many churches and spread the gospel beyond his own capability. You too have the capability through Christ to complete the assignment.
Philippians 2:13 reminds us, “for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.“
What has God called you to pursue in this season? Has He given you His peace and open door to pursue that assignment?
I have at times looked back at what I was able to accomplish and have always been in shock at how much was done. It shows me that only through God’s grace was much able to get done. His grace empowers us to do more than what we could ever do alone. Even in the midst of our weaknesses, His strength becomes enough (2 Corinthians 12:9).
We are in a season of acceleration where doors will be opened like never before and divine connections will align us to our God-given purpose. He will bring us the right people and resources to bring His vision to fruition. So remember, His grace is enough to get the work done.
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