Whoever said loving God made life “easy” was completely mistaken. The closer I get to God, the more character flaws I find in myself, and the more He asks me to change. I feel like I am trapped in a hard exterior and God is showing me how to break my way out.
Over the past few months, I constantly prayed for God to speak to me louder and give me the ears to hear Him better. Now I hear His voice loud and clear all the time! Every day He tells me things such as, “Change this character flaw,” “You are better than this,” “Spend more time with Me,” “Watch your words,” “Get your heart right,” and “You shouldn’t do that.”
I feel like a teenager all over again with my parents telling me to get with the program. Now God wants me to get with His program. God must really love me because why else would He spend so much time trying to mold me into His image?
Before all this godly character development, I went through life comparing myself to the world’s definition of “Full Personal Potential,” and I felt secure that I had arrived. But God wants me to go beyond the world’s potential to achieve my “Full Godly Potential.” Reaching God’s potential will be an ongoing, life-long and tiring process.
What keeps me motivated is the realization that the more I strive for my “Full Godly Potential,” the more He can use me for His Glory! How awesome!
“Then those who are far away will come and build the temple of the Lord so that you may know that the Lord who rules over all has sent me to you. This will all come to pass if you completely obey the voice of the Lord your God.”
– Zechariah 6:15 (NIV)
“Thank You, God, for having high standards for me and pushing me to meet my “Full Godly Potential.” Please continue to speak to me and open my ears so I may hear Your direction for my life loud and clear. Help me now hear Your voice…”
Christina L. Ketchum
Christina L Ketchum
Life Branch, Inc.