daily devotional

God never gives you a dream that matches your current budget. He never gives you a passion that is immediately easy for you. He never calls you to a place that is comfortable. And here’s why … God knows what you CAN be is so much more than you currently are. Now I’m not saying you’re slacking or even skimming through life, but what I am saying is you’re evolving.

Evolution. Can Christians even talk about evolution? Yes! That’s exactly what we’re talking about today! Evolution is the gradual development of something. Do I believe in evolution? ABSOLUTELY!!!!! I know without a doubt I’m not who I once was! I know God is gradually developing me into something so much more. He created me with the ability to keep getting better! He created you the same way!

You and I are evolving as God uses everyone and everything in our lives to grow us, transform us, and develop us into a being who is more Christ like.2 Corinthians 5:17 “Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”

You aren’t who you used to be. Whew, what a relief. You simply are not the same person. Can people truly change? You bet they can. Practically every cell in your body has been replaced since 2014, so you are literally a new person. You have been evolving into the person you are today and hey listen up, God’s not finished with you yet. He is calling you into more. He is putting your feet on a path to a bigger life. He is preparing you for things your mind cannot even comprehend right now.

You’re not quite ready for it yet, but God knows your potential. Why? Because he put it there. When he created you, he put all the potential in the world right inside of you. Deposited for the day when you would evolve into the woman he had in mind when he made you. Nothing has been wasted in the process. Every good experience has built you up. Every bad experience has refined you. Every hard knock has served to free you. Every bad example has shown you who you don’t want to be. Every good example has been deposited within you. All a process of the evolution of you.

Maybe you never saw it coming, but I promise you, God did. Ephesians 2:10 says “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”

God has work for you to do and it’s good work. There’s a positive impact you are suppose to make. All your life God has been guiding your steps so you could walk in the life available to you. And all this time you’ve been saying you’re not good enough, you’re not capable, you’re not ready, you don’t have what it will take … and your loving, patient, all knowing and all powerful God has been saying, NOT YET, BUT YOU WILL BE. You’re evolving.

The evolution of you is your life’s journey. You’re ever changing, and if you’re not, then you’re dead. You’re not given life to stay exactly the same. You’re given life to grow and become and evolve. You may not currently have the funds to follow your dream. That’s okay. Take the next step and see what happens. God’s not concerned about your bank account, he’s concerned with your obedience.

Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”

Every day of your life is part of God guiding you to your destiny. He is continually instructing and teaching you the way to go. His eye never leaves you. Where you are today is where God says he can guide you to what he has for you next.

And while you don’t know what is next, God is equipping you for it. You may not currently have the ability or the strength to do what you want to do. That’s okay. God grows muscles by using little which creates more. This is evolution. The gradual development of something. What you’re developing here is YOU. Your life is under construction.

Where you’re going isn’t going to be easy. But easy is so overrated. Easy is boring and you know what happens to human beings when we’re bored … we get ourselves in trouble. People who create drama are just bored. Bad habits and bad decisions often begin in a place of boredom. Boredom is a result of a life that is too darn easy. God isn’t calling you to ease, he’s calling you to more. More living. More faith. More surrender. More stepping out. More chance. More boldness.

God prepared good works for you to do in your life, and currently the best of those works are out of your reach. Out of your budget. Out of your skill set. Out of your comfort zone. But God knows your potential because he put it there and he’s calling you to continually evolve. Grow, change, get better, let your life get bigger. Stop looking around at what you currently have, taking inventory and coming up short. God says BE FAITHFUL WITH WHAT YOU CURRENTLY HAVE and I WILL MAKE IT INTO MORE THAN ENOUGH.

I just have to wonder what God is up to in your life. Oh, what has he been preparing you for? It’s going to be good, I know that much!