So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. (Galatians 6:9)
You stand in a sanctuary in which the presence of God is so thick that you can almost reach out and touch it. As you lift your hands in worship, you are struck by how amazing God is. And you realize that, incredibly, you have a calling on your life. The God who created the heavens and the earth wants to do great things in you and through you.
Your faith level suddenly soars to dizzying heights. You can not only move mountains and cast them into the sea, you can send them to the moon.
But then you go home and the emotions begin to fade into reality. You are faced once again with the mess that is your life. Doubts creep in. You stumble and make mistakes. You find it hard to believe that God can do anything with you. The fire inside has burned low.
But it has not burned out. Deep inside, your heart still throbs with the insatiable, overwhelming desire to do more, to be more.
So you push into His presence, day after day. You push through your doubts, through your questions. Obstacles arise—you push through them too. You press on because what is visible to the human eye is not all there is.
There is more.
What you see when you look at yourself is not what God sees. The calling, the destiny, that He has whispered into your soul is waiting. The words of love that He spoke to you in those precious, holy moments are real. His plans for you are much greater than you can imagine.
So keep pressing on. Step by faltering step. When the hype fades and the emotions settle, when reality hits and things get messy, press on.
Life is more than what you see. God wants to take your mess and make it beautiful. He wants to use you.
A broken world is waiting.