Jeremiah 31:3b-4a (NKJV) Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you. Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt…
You might have doubts about what God can do with you now. Maybe you don’t see yourself as having a much potential anymore. Your mind might still be going back to times when you had real purpose—or maybe you never reached a point where you actually knew what your true purpose was.
Every day you live is a gift from God—something He gave to you. He doesn’t make mistakes, so each day of your life was planned and ordained by Him. He knew you’d be living today and He knew you might be wondering about some things concerning what you’re supposed to be doing with your time and your gifts.
You might not feel gifted, but because you were made by God, Who is more than a genius, you are amazing. The most sophisticated computer is not capable of doing what you can do. People give so much respect to technology these days, but God created the minds that conceived the most complex technical systems in the world. He has all of that intelligence and more. The Bible says that in the end times, people would increase in wisdom and understanding, and that’s what we are seeing right now, for sure—but the mind of God is way beyond anything we can observe in human intelligence.
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The mind of God is continually creative. He not only spoke all things into existence in the first place, but He is able to constantly regenerate all that He has made.
The Lord’s creativity is never ending, and so is His love. Unlike human love, which sometimes gives out, the love of the God never stops. It doesn’t matter how many times we fall or fail—He always cares enough to pick us up and put us back on the right way. He can make any broken part of us like new again.
If your senses are dull and you have trouble imagining a good future or feeling motivated—He can change that. He has inspiration and power to spare and just waits for His children to ask Him to lend a hand.
Throughout your life, God has been allowing you to experience many unique things. You haven’t always understood why some of the things even happened. Some of it may not have been God’s perfect plan—but He can still turn all of it into something good for you (Romans 8:28).
What you have to keep remembering is that even though you aren’t capable of comprehending His creativity and compassion for you—it is real and true. That’s why He’s been able to stand by you through the hardest times. Even though you may have been in a place that looked like failure to you—God didn’t see it that way. The reason He didn’t is that He knows the beginning from the end. At your worst moments, He was able to see that those moments would contribute to the greatness that would be yet to come, if you yielded your heart to Him.
Remember He is at your side right now—hoping you are ‘getting’ this. His power led you to these words that He knew would bring encouragement to your heart and mind.
Parts of your mind were locked up a long time ago. You’ve opened up somewhat, but there are still areas you need to release so that God can manifest Himself more fully to you. He wants more of you than you have given Him so far. His love for you is so powerful. He wants to be with you constantly. He wants to dwell with you. He wants every waking moment of your day to be lived with consciousness of His presence. When you lie down to rest, he wants you to know you are held in His arms.
There is no limit to the love He has for you. He is completely fascinated with you and He wants you to be completely fascinated with Him. He made you in His image. Let your mind go. Try to imagine the closeness He desires to have with someone He made for His own pleasure.
Part of you is afraid of Him. Holy fear is a good thing. The Lord is high, and greater than any power in the universe—but the real reason He made you, was to be His friend.
So, live in a new awareness of His presence. Know that He is hoping for your attention today and everyday. Give Him the liberty to do what He wants to do in your life…and get ready to be surprised.
Declaration: I will find new strength as I become more aware of the everlasting love of God.
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