There are many moments in our life when we feel like giving up because we don't believe that we are able to accomplish something great. No matter what our endeavor may be, discouragement will come to us trying to keep us from fulfilling our destiny. What we must always remember and keep in mind is that in our own strength we can accomplish very little, but when we depend on the Lord and trust in His wisdom, amazing things can happen with our life. I have learned in my own life that with my strength I can't do anything because I will always be left wanting, but when I surrender my will to the Lord and allow His will to take place, I receive strength, encouragement, inspiration and belief that nothing shall be impossible to me. (2 Corinthians 12:8-10) (Mark 9:23)
I believe all that God is looking for is for us to be willing to obey His voice. There is a great story in the Bible of a woman who was in great debt and was in danger of losing her sons into slavery if she could not pay her debt. She followed one command from the Prophet Elisha and did as he instructed her to do and miraculously God made a way when there seemed to be no way. That is why we should be confident in the Lord at all times. No matter how big our dreams, no matter how high our aspirations, no matter how deep our troubles, the Lord is our way maker, our strength, our inspiration, our shield, our buckler and our deliverer. The Bible declares in Psalm 34:8 “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.” (2 Kings 4:1-7) (Psalm 9:1-4)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to see that God is able to take our little and do much with it.
THE LITTLE GIRL AND THE PIANO
A little girl wanted to become a great pianist, but all she could play on the piano was the simple little tune, “Chopsticks.” No matter how hard she tried, that was the best she could do. Her parents decided after some time to arrange for a great maestro to teach her to play properly. Of course, the little girl was delighted.
When the little girl and her parents arrived at the maestro's mansion for the first lesson, they were escorted by the butler into the parlor, where they saw a beautiful concert grand piano. Immediately, the little girl dashed over to the piano and began playing “Chopsticks.” Her embarrassed parents started across the room to tell her to stop, but as she played, the maestro entered the room and encouraged the little girl to continue.
The maestro then took a seat on the piano bench next to the little girl, listening to her play. After a moment he began to play along with her, adding chords, runs, and arpeggios. The little girl continued to play “Chopsticks.” The parents couldn't believe their ears. They were hearing a beautiful piano duet, played by their daughter and the maestro, and amazingly enough, the central theme of it was still “Chopsticks.”
At times you may feel like you're a nobody, that you will never accomplish great things. But think of that little girl. All she could play was “Chopsticks.” Nobody wanted to hear “Chopsticks.” It was an embarrassment to her parents and annoying to everyone else. Yet the maestro encouraged her to keep on playing.
God knows what you can do. He created you with gifts and talents. Sure, compared to some people's abilities, your gifts and talents may seem like “Chopsticks”-- not very original and not very spectacular. But God says, “Keep on playing--and make some room on the piano bench for Me.”
God is able to take the little that we are able to do and turn it into something beautiful for Him.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
James 1:2-5 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
Psalm 20:6-9 “Now know I that the LORD saveth His anointed; He will hear him from His Holy Heaven with the saving strength of His right hand. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright. Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.”
Psalm 37:3-6 “Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. And He shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.”
Isaiah 43:18-19 “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”
Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
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