God Says You Can
There are times when we forget what we are capable of. Caught up in the opinions of the world, we begin to believe that we are not good enough or that there are certain things that are “out of our league”. It happens to all of us, unfortunately more than often. Categorized as the “dreamers”, the girls who dream too big, or expect too much; criticized by those around us. At school you might hear the phrase “this is not for you” or “you are not built for this”, having you believe you are not good enough for that specific class, major, or career. As college students, we have high expectations for ourselves, for our lives, and careers. We want to have a successful life, and seek to become what God has called us to be. We see the big picture, and especially as Christian women, we believe that nothing is impossible for us when we have God on our side. We know this, we believe it, and we work hard for it. Yet, negativity finds its way into our lives. Negativity says our dreams are too big and our expectations are too high. They say there is no “higher power”, that God is not enough to make those dreams come true, and that as women- we will never be able to be what we aspire to become. Yes, even just being a woman disqualifies you by others from greatness.
You are capable of all things. The world and its negativity do not declare who you are and what you will become, only God does.
“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.”
(Colossians 3:1-3, New International Version)
God has designed you to achieve all things through Him. In our DNA, He has embedded endless possibilities, and He wants us to know that we are conquerors; we are strong, and capable. This Bible verse says, “set your minds on things above, not on earthly things,” and earthly things include negative thoughts and negative comments, things that do not come from our Heavenly Father. The Lord reminds us daily of what He has declared over our lives, although our surroundings can cause us to forget. We must always find a way to remember the word He proclaims over us, reading our bibles daily or focusing on the positive statements in our lives, speaking to people who speak life rather than negativity, people who continue to encourage you through this journey God has lead you to. God has already told us who we are, and all the things that, through Him, we are capable of doing. He has given us the tools necessary to succeed in His name! He has prepared us and continues to guide us into the plans He has for us. He has already given us our identity; we are conquerors, determined, and passionate. Women who are realizing their biggest dreams, seeking success and a future built through the Kingdom of God.
In our DNA, He has embedded endless possibilities, and He wants us to know that we are conquerors; we are strong, and capable. Our identity, who we are, and what we want to become rests in Him only. It is time that we stop letting the ideas of the world bring us down, discouraging us from our Godly calling, and from the plans God has for our lives. Yes, in His plans God is also including your schoolwork and your career. Everything in your life is for a greater purpose, and everything in your life is adding to the identity God has given you. He declares who you are, and uses all things to shape you into exactly that woman. You are a strong capable woman, shaping her future, unafraid and completely trusting in what God has already declared over your life, your future, and your identity. The negativity of the world will never overcome the precious thoughts God has of you.
“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.”
(Proverbs 31:25, NIV)