“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
“It is not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from Him.”
2 Corinthians 3:5
Don’t laugh, but, in my early 20’s, I remember praying for God to give me a voice like Whitney Houston’s. I told Him if He would do that one “little” thing for me, I would sing His praises every chance I got. And why wouldn’t He fulfill that request? He knew my depth of love for Him. So I would sing when I was alone and wonder, “Am I starting to sound even a little more like Whitney?” And then I’d pray that prayer again.
Then came the day when I received His answer —
It was NO!
With words spoken directly to my heart, He said, “Sing for Me anyway.”
God wanted me to sing to Him from a heart overflowing with love and gratitude. Then, and only then, would it be a sweet sound in His ear. (Plus, since God knows everything, He probably knew that if I could sing like Whitney, I would be full of myself, and He wouldn’t get any of the glory.) So I continue to sing and know that God enjoys every on and off key note I sing. And if you ever hear me sing, just know that God is keeping this girl humble — in a lot of areas!
What about you? Are you wasting time praying for God to make you into something or someone else? God created each of us with a specific purpose. Maybe it’s time you, too, stepped into the life God has planned for you. Because, Sweet One, it is very good!!