Lay Down Your Self-Consciousness — a fragment or two


“I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me” (John 17:6-8).

Jesus has told us everything we need to know at this moment, and given us everything we need to carry out His will in this moment. Do you believe that?

We know when God has spoken to us but, but often we somehow lack confidence that this Word of God is truly enough. Here’s a test: When placed in a situation when it’s time to share the word God’s given you, share that word and only that word, then—and I say this as respectfully as possible—shut up. Allow God’s Word to work, and get out of the way.

God does not expect us to be perfect (although He encourages us to “be perfect”…). He expects us to listen, and obey, and trust in His perfection. That is enough.

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God has always been in the business of making something out of nothing.

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