Throughout this year, I’ve made a list of things that I’ve learned so far. I’ll share a few of them with you:
I may not be seeing or understanding how God is working in certain situations, but I should trust in his promises and not doubt. So many times I find myself frustrated when I don’t understand why God would allow for certain situations, but I’m always reminded that God’s ways are higher than mine.
Persevere in every situation. It says in James 1:2-3 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
“I will never regret saying no to myself and yes to God.” Paul, from our office told us this back when we were in training. It’s always been a good reminder to submit to God in every situation.
“I’m willing to make a fool of myself if that means the gospel will be shared.” David Chu, our partner at Hong Kong YFC reminded me that what we do is not about me. It’s about sharing the gospel and bringing people to Christ. So, if I need to look like a fool on stage at times to draw attention to share the gospel, then I will do that.
God uses us in spite of our shortcomings and our weaknesses.
God doesn’t need me to carry out his work. His work will be done in spite of my efforts. But, he wants us to be a part of his plan, so it’s up to us to decide whether or not we want to be a part of it.
Embrace challenges because it’s a great opportunity for God to use you. Challenges force you to rely on God, and you see God’s faithfulness in the end. It’s also a great way to clearly see how God is working through the challenges.
Our weaknesses are made perfect in Christ. It says in 2 Corinthians 12:9 “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest in me.”
These are just a few of the things I’ve learned along the way. I’ve been seeing how God is working in my life and challenging me to grow in my own faith. I challenge you to make your own list to see how God has been working in your own life!