Exodus 14:16 - "But lift up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea."
God generally doesn't call us to do things we can accomplish in our own ability. He calls us to achieve the unachievable and accomplish the impossible.
Mark 4:3,8 - "Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow his seed. Still, other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, multiplying thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times."
Matthew 25:24-26,30 - "Then the man who received one talent came......I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground...His master replied, 'You wicked lazy servant!... Throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.'"
Preservation and planting are two entirely different processes. God didn't save and deliver us so we could preserve His gift in a sealed jar and live life as usual. He expects us to PLANT our life, our gift, and our inadequacy in the soil of faith and DIE so He can live through us. He loves us, but He is also looking beyond us to the harvest He will produce through us.
I REFUSE TO BURY THE INVESTMENT GOD HAS MADE IN ME.
HE IS TRYING TO USE MY EMPTINESS TO OPENLY DISPLAY HIS FULLNESS.
Genesis 1:26 - "The God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and LET THEM rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
WITH THE WORDS "LET THEM" THE CREATOR DEFINED THE BOUNDARIES OF HIS RIGHT TO LEGALLY INFLUENCE AND INTERFERE IN THE EARTH REALM.
"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful." - John 14:27
Will you receive it? Will you let it melt away every worry, every fear, and every stress? Will you let His peace come in, to pour over you oil of healing – into your mind, into your body, into your spirit, into your soul? Forgive those who have wronged you. Let no man, no organization, no past, no present, no future – hold the key that would hold you back. Give Him back the key. And do not return to the prison of shame, or regret, or the what if's, but hold your head in dignity.
Learn to walk as He created you to walk – with your head held high as you walk in yourCALLING in Christ. Let His peace come. Let His peace settle down the storm. Let His peace draw you unto Himself, and let His peace be the covering over you. For did He not say that He has sent you, and left you, the Comforter.
Let Him comfort you. Let Him cover you. Let Him be the One that gives you dreams. Let Him be the One that sits with you to be the Comforter, so you feel warm and safe and secure. And let Him be the One that causes you to rise up.