- Accepting your limits
- Embracing your gifts
- Seeing yourself as God sees you
Recognize that the real you is discovered not created
“Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead.You’re not in the driver’s seat—I am.Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self."
Respond to your next step
A man’s heart plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps.
The steps of a man are established by the Lord when he delights in his way;
11 But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed?” So he turned and went off in a rage. 13 Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” 14 So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times,as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy.
Rest and know that God is at work
3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.