Saturday, April 2, 2016

God's good work in you...

It's all too easy to get discouraged with your own lack of progress in life, isn't it?  I don't know anyone who isn't at some time or other plagued with discouragement about their lack of progress in their growth in Christ.  Maybe you feel guilty and discouraged about days going by without you opening your Bible. Maybe you are frustrated with your apathetic prayer life.  Maybe you can't remember the last time you witnessed to someone about Jesus Christ, or maybe you're tormented because you can't remember ever doing so.  

Perhaps you're discouraged about how hard it is for you to be the wife or the mom you think that God wants you to be.  Maybe you were sailing along quite nicely and feeling like you were doing alright, and then once again you found yourself nitpicking at your husband or losing your cool with your kids.

It could be any myriad of areas of life where you feel stuck, where you feel you're not progressing, or maybe you even feel like you're regressing.  

The good news is, God isn't like a sports fan sitting in the stands observing your life and yelling at you to do better and go faster.  God isn't even like the coach telling you how to improve your performance.(Join me for the rest of this post at Woman to Woman Ministries where I am sharing some Sunday Soul Food!)

still following,

Barbie Swihart

Scripture and Snapshot

Also happily linking up with the lovely Lisha Epperson 


  1. I love the metaphor of the coach - so thankful that God isn't just standing on the sidelines of my life. He's in the game with me, and it's His job to call all the shots!

    1. Absolutely! I'm so thankful for that, even though I have too often tried to call the shots myself!

  2. This was beautiful to read, Elizabeth! Such a good reminder to always yield to Him for His way is always best. Blessings to you!

  3. Beautiful reminder and lovely photo! Thanks for popping over from the Scripture & a Snapshot :)

  4. It's so important to remember that God is on our side! Great reminder and encouragement today. Blessings on your week, my friend.


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