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Caitlin Walker

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But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.”

2 Timothy 4:17

I have a quote on my letter board in my home that says “we won’t be distracted by comparison if we are captivated with purpose” (Bob Goff)

When my six year old daughter asked me what “purpose” was I explained to her that it meant that every single person has something that they are meant to do with their lives. Something good. Something important.

She quickly responded, in her matter of fact way that “Daddy has a purpose. You have a purpose. I have a purpose and Zoey has a purpose” She was absolutely correct.

We are all dealt different hands in life, some good and some bad. But no matter what you have been given on this earth, YOU have a purpose. Your day today has a purpose. Your tomorrow has a purpose. The conversation you strike up with the cashier at your local grocery store has a purpose.

When you become too weak to stand, be reminded that God stands beside you, and will strengthen you, so that His purpose can be fulfilled in your life.

Every moment of your life is important. YOU are important. Your life matters.

Ignore the lie from the enemy that tells you that you are useless. Ignore the lie that tells you that you are unloved.

Forgotten.

A burden.

Unqualified.

You, precious woman of God, are absolutely loved by your Father. You have a destiny. You matter. You have a future. You can do incredible things through Christ who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13)

Let me say it again, you matter.

Jesus, give me strength today. Help me to understand what is truth and what is a lie. Remind me today that you are always with me. You stand beside me, and you go before me. Help me to remember my calling.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart;

    do not depend on your own understanding.

Seek his will in all you do,

    and he will show you which path to take.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

How many times have you cried out to God “I just don’t understand!” I’ve done it plenty of times. When my life wasn’t turning out the way I thought it would. When I miscarried the first time, then the second time and especially the third time. When my heart hurt so badly I wasn’t sure it would ever heal.

I’m sure you have your own memories flooding your mind right now of times when you cried out “I just don’t understand God!”

This verse tells us though not to depend on our own understanding – and I’m so thankful for that. I do not know the end from the beginning, but my God does. I have no idea what tomorrow will hold, but he has already walked my tomorrow before me.

If we seek his will in all we do, he will show us which path to take. It might not make perfect sense to us, but we will feel peace in knowing which direction we are to go in.

He is not the author of confusion, rather he is the Prince of Peace. Our Everlasting Father.  The one who holds the world in His hands.

He is always in absolute control, and has a purpose for your life. In moments where you simply do not understand, trust his word when it reminds us to trust in him with all your heart. He will never lead you astray.

God, I’m thankful that when my life is confusing and I’m questioning your plan for my life, that I can turn to your word. Lead me today in moments of doubt.

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

2 Timothy 1:7

Did you know that men can actually turn their brains off and think of absolutely nothing? When I first learned this fact, I was completely stunned. What a thought! I would love to be able to sit and think of nothing, or at least be able to turn the volume down from time to time.

As I get older, I’m quickly realizing that there are always going to be a million things on my to do list. My mind feels like it’s going at warp speed 95% of the time, and then my thoughts become muddled and disoriented. 

When I get to this place in my life, fear likes to creep in and I honestly can’t tell what is real and what is anxiety talking. Am I afraid for legit reasons, or have I been listening to the wrong voices all day? 

Fear is such a nasty little monster, and ever so sneaky and cunning. Before we realize it, we are completely immersed in a different reality where fear is making the decisions. 

In spite of all of this though, we are reminded that fear is not from God. It is not something that we need to grow accustomed to or comfortable with. We have been given power today ladies! We are immeasurably loved by the King of Kings and He has given us a sound mind. 

We know that He is able to deliver and keep us. We know that He is strong and excellent. We know that He is faithful and just. Make the decision today to shut out the voice of fear, and listen for the voice of God. 

Jesus, I am so thankful that I don’t have to live in fear. I know that You are always with me and I’m thankful for that. Help me to have courage today and to be able to discern what voices I need to be listening to.