God has been working on me. It is discouraging to me to have the Lord reveal to me another area in which I need to grow. Then I remember that I am His child and His discipline is good for me. I need to be thankful and submit to His authority over me. While feeling rather low about where I need to grow, I have been working through Experiencing God. This paragraph jumped out to me:
“If you are not willing to be faithful in a little, God will not give you larger assignments. God uses the smaller assignments to develop character. God always builds character to match His assignment. If God has a great task for you, He will expand your character to match that assignment.”*
God has given me a bigger assignment and I am growing in it. Knowing that He is at work to match my character to the assignment He has given me is a comfort. I still have a lot to learn! My part in His work is to adjust myself so I am centered on Him and not myself.
Is God working on you today? You and I have a lot to learn. We can trust that the needed adjustments in our character are good because they come from our Heavenly Father. We can also trust that these adjustments mold us into His image for His glory.
Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves as Director of Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and teaches a Bible Study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.
Experiencing God, Blackaby and King, page 47