In Memory of Trophy of Grace
March 19, 2014 – 3:09 pm | 2 Comments

Well… today is the day.
One year ago today, our dear Trophy of Grace went Home to be with her Savior and Best Friend.
My memories of Lisa are beautiful ones. Laughter, tears, struggles, prayers, encouragement, hugs, …

Read the full story »
Dating God’s Way

The decision to date should be by divine appointment, as we allow our heavenly Father to choose who will be spending this special time with His daughters. Learn how to let God make all the arrangements, so you can enjoy the blessings of being in His will!

Get Anonymous Advice NOW!

We’re here to give you advice based on the truth of God’s Word and our life experiences. Please feel free to ask any question you’d like. We want to serve you.

Meet the Women of WeUsed2bu

Collectively, we’ve lived through many of the same experiences that teenagers and young women may go through at some point in their own lives. Read our stories..

Recent Questions & Answers

Here you will find a list of all the questions we’ve received and their answers. May you be led to the article that will help minister to you in your own circumstances.

Tools 4 Building Your Faith

Power-up your walk with God as you read Christian living articles that inform, strengthen and inspire. Equip yourself with the truth of God’s word!

Home » Featured Article, God's plan for your life, Lisa-Trophy of Grace, The Holy Spirit, Tools 4 Building Your Faith

Equipped For Your Calling

Submitted by on October 22, 2012 – 1:56 pmNo Comment

Written By Lisa aka Trophy of Grace

 

It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

Zechariah 4:6b (NLT)

Years ago I began praying bold prayers. Prayers such as; “My God use me. My God expand my territory.” The Holy Spirit in me began to give me visions, dreams, and direction for ministry. I asked Him to confirm what my giftings and talents were and to teach me how I could use them to glorify Him. He did reveal my giftings and talents, and even showed me how I had been using them all along and did not even know it.

I began walking out the visions and dreams that He put on my heart. However as The Holy Spirit reveals more bits and pieces of how He plans to grow me in my service to Him, fear and insecurity overwhelms my mind. I feel insufficient and inadequate for the calling our God has put on my heart. Often times I begin to focus on all my weaknesses and on how much more I still have to mature in Christ. I think about how much more I need to grow in the love of Christ; to love the way Jesus loves fully surrendered to God’s will and purpose even in the face of suffering, persecution, and betrayal seems unattainable at times. I begin to pay more attention to what I don’t have and what I am not; rather than looking at what I do have and who I am in Christ Jesus. I find that I am picking myself apart. As I keep on in this mindset I find myself freaking out, making excuses, and thinking about quitting.

After time in prayer and in God’s Word my faith is ignited and I am reminded; the Spirit of the Lord has equipped us with every spiritual gift we need to fulfill the calling and purpose He has for us. We have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers us who make us ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into us; we are self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency. (Philippians 4:13 Amplified Bible, 1 Corinthian 1:7)

There’s no need to freak out. We don’t need to be afraid of the vision that God has put on our hearts. We don’t need to have all the answers, we just need to trust Him to bring the vision to pass. Our job is to walk in faith, taking one step at a time towards fulfilling our God dreams. We may feel unequipped and inadequate at times. But, we must remember that we can do anything He calls us to do because He has empowered us to do it. It’s not by our own power, or might, it will be by the power of the Holy Spirit working in and through us that we will be able to fulfill our destiny in this world.

Recently when the Spirit of our Lord asked me to step out a little further in my faith, in my purpose, in my calling, and in my surrender; I responded with fearful excuses about all my inadequacies. He reminded me of when He called Moses into ministry. ( Exodus chapter 3-4) Moses gave him excuses also. Moses said, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?” He had a case of the ‘What if’s’. He said, “What if they won’t believe me or listen to me? He protested and pleaded with God, “Lord please! Send anyone else.” (Exodus 3:11,4:1, 4:13)

God got angry with Moses and his excuses and encouraged Moses by telling him He would have his brother Aaron help him by being Moses’ mouth piece-since one of Moses’ excuses was he didn’t talk well. Then God Almighty also turned Moses shepherd’s staff into a conduit of His power. It was through that staff that Moses would perform miraculous signs. (Exodus 4:14-17)

Exodus 4:20 in The Message Bible, says;

So Moses took his wife and sons and put them on a donkey for the return trip to Egypt. He had a firm grip on the staff of God.

This translation stood out to me because it shows Moses was dependent on the staff, which was the source of God’s power to help him on his mission. Moses did not think he was the man for the job. He was scared. He tried to talk God out of using him because he felt insecure. However when he stopped with the excuses and decided, “OK I’m going”; he went and got his family prepared and began his journey with a firm grip on the staff of God, his source of power.

As we know Moses became the man whom God used to deliver His people. He became the man who parted seas and lead the nation of Israel out of bondage. Moses was the man whom God Almighty gave the ten commandments. On his journey and throughout the battles he faced, the staff was with him. He never let go of it.

If our God has given you a dream, vision, or idea for something that will glorify Jesus and help further the Gospel and/or helps His people; let Him use you! We have the power of God available to us just like Moses did. In fact I believe it’s greater, because we have God’s Spirit living in us. It’s the same power that raised Christ from the dead that lives in us! Wow!! It is the power of the Holy Spirit and the grace of God working together in us that will help us in ALL our weaknesses and inadequacies. Let us stop making excuses and put all of our trust in God to work His miracles through us; despite our weaknesses, despite where we’ve been or what we’ve done, despite what people have said or say about us, and despite the lack of resources, or our circumstance; God is able to work in and through us.

As the saying goes, “God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called.”

2 Corinthians 12:9

But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get Advice from Trophy of Grace now

Read articles written by Trophy of Grace

Read questions answered by Trophy of Grace

Trophy of Grace’s other ministries Consecrated To Him-Real Talk On Christian Living

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

——-

*The women of WeUsed2bu are a team of Christian counselors that provide godly counsel. If you or someone you know needs anonymous advice we are here to serve you. Seek Anonymous now

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.

CAPTCHA Image
*

  • equivalentes
  • taking
  • sen edward kennedy
  • difference between and generic
  • coolock resource & development centre
  • informacion en espanol
  • okay take d everyday
  • long term side effects
  • together
  • combining tramadol
  • radioactive iodine therapy
  • 12 5 preAo
  • level icd 9
  • plus tablets
  • dosage increasing milk supply
  • manufacturer
  • is 20 mg of a high dose
  • vitamin k rich foods
  • para sirve d
  • yeast infection how long does it take
  • malarone pregnancy
  • mixing and lorazepam
  • v
  • sublingual tendinite
  • e bula
  • taking food poisoning
  • support group uk
  • compatibility
  • class action lawsuit against
  • full effect
  • medicamento indicaciones
  • vs
  • lek
  • too much while breastfeeding
  • vs
  • teva
  • medication for bipolar
  • ds good sore throat
  • unexplained infertility
  • wordpress theme
  • taking and
  • 60 mg
  • efectos secundarios
  • 3065270656
  • while trying to conceive
  • peut il empecher l'ovulation
  • toxicity in pregnancy
  • redness goes away
  • weight loss after discontinuing
  • how much can i take for hives
  • blood brain barrier
  • increased appetite
  • pregnancy calculator using
  • d manufacturer coupon
  • sore throat after
  • expensive
  • 9072143972
  • and
  • crying
  • para que es plus
  • get prescription
  • a wymioty
  • free coupon
  • vs ingredients
  • mode d'action
  • after drink alcohol
  • use kids
  • water retention
  • safe take while breastfeeding
  • what time of day do you take
  • solo ja raskaus
  • side effects 10 20 mg
  • side effects stopping suddenly
  • y fluoxetina
  • g tube
  • family drugs
  • and rash
  • a areplex
  • diarrhea
  • metabolism and elimination
  • using alone for abortion
  • induce labor
  • how to get prescription
  • asthma breastfeeding
  • citrato de clomifeno
  • replacement drug for
  • taking for allergies
  • walmart
  • on face
  • over the counter
  • without a doctor
  • or for ocd
  • and
  • what is better d or d
  • 8551766779
  • adderall
  • do you take with food
  • dosages
  • what is pct
  • or
  • 750 mg
  • can you take benadryl same day
  • lose weight
  • 20 mg bijwerkingen
  • can cause weight gain
  • taking
  • for dementia with lewy bodies
  • taking and together
  • canadian drugstore
  • age limit
  • 20 mg tablet
  • drug interactions alcohol
  • tylenol high fever
  • sales
  • pill identification
  • unterschied
  • 2 days
  • 500 mg side effects
  • rapid 2
  • how much aspirin
  • hcg pct
  • cena gdaAsk
  • why can't i open capsule
  • dosage 0.5mg
  • 5mg
  • for kennel cough
  • hand tremors
  • take liquid
  • is used to treat strep
  • generic suppliers
  • why can't you drink alcohol when taking
  • can take iron pills
  • can you use in pregnancy
  • el a que edad se puede tomar
  • drinking beer taking
  • vs meridia
  • dosage
  • discontinuation symptoms
  • banda cristiana
  • schmerzgel 150
  • plus calcium nebenwirkungen
  • drug category
  • effects pregnancy
  • to buy no prescription
  • will cream help hot flashes
  • petition xr
  • in pregnancy first trimester
  • 250 mg suspension
  • vs
  • xr dosage sleep
  • max dose consta
  • can i take and together
  • bill kaulitz overdose
  • side effects long term use
  • 20 mg price cvs
  • will treat a sinus infection
  • 2 months in
  • is still on the market
  • erfahrungen mit 30mg
  • with alcohol
  • et absence d'ovulation
  • can you take advil while taking
  • efectos secundarios del
  • anxiety depression
  • better than
  • does cr cause weight gain
  • adding
  • tapering off schedule
  • baby acne
  • will treat bv
  • online canada
  • jaw necrosis incidence
  • tablets for tinea corporis
  • 10 mg enough
  • and provera for infertility
  • weaning off weight gain
  • fungal sinusitis
  • pics
  • is a narcotic
  • t differin
  • xr 250 mg
  • can i take omega-3 with
  • interaction between
  • and ativan interactions
  • same as
  • what does do for bodybuilders
  • max dose bipolar
  • miscarriage pregnant again
  • v lekarnach
  • india price
  • lactation category
  • vicodin interactions
  • 20 mg generic
  • 6896583412
  • minha pedra me chama pelo nome aline barros
  • high cholesterol
  • cost versus
  • tepalas
  • interactions
  • tudo medicamento
  • children's under 2
  • help stuffy nose
  • causes muscle weakness
  • timberland white
  • and zoloft
  • treatment alcohol dependence
  • can used bipolar disorder
  • cheap
  • camping car ci garage
  • para que es el
  • can you take ativan and together
  • in pregnancy
  • high blood pressure medication side effects
  • side effects bleeding
  • alcohol side effects
  • high
  • symptoms ivf
  • for 3 days for uti
  • 500 gravidanza
  • 566075062
  • photosensible
  • and for ocd
  • buy hard capsules
  • use ivf
  • black box warnings
  • natural alternative to shampoo
  • f uretrite
  • gomel live
  • benefits
  • pictures of pills
  • maximum dosage
  • fda approved uses
  • online
  • kind car commercial
  • does work for anxiety
  • connection between and als
  • infant vs tylenol teething
  • dosage for chlamydia
  • for depression and anxiety
  • normal dose of for bladder infection
  • lower blood pressure
  • can i take and prozac together
  • using out of date
  • not working for sinus infection
  • or phenergan
  • is effective for depression
  • therapeutic class
  • does affect conception
  • no side effects
  • 10 mg na gravidez
  • - is this used for leg cramps
  • quit smoking
  • does snorting make you high
  • ratings
  • vivid dreams
  • how to stop taking side effects
  • and alcohol interaction
  • same phenergan
  • online no prescription
  • buy cheap no prescription
  • help sciatica
  • peanut allergy
  • blog de
  • artikel harga obat di apotek
  • dosage
  • makes me tired
  • for ear infection
  • 600 mg iv
  • missed dose
  • para que es
  • liquid bad taste
  • zwanger
  • will feel better
  • erectile dysfunction treatment
  • embarazo
  • pomada precio
  • serotonin syndrome
  • drowsy
  • abortion procedure
  • chlamydia pneumoniae
  • mix flonase and
  • substitute drugs
  • for persistent acne
  • zoloft vs social anxiety
  • en puerto rico sin receta
  • when is going generic in usa
  • where can i buy water pills online
  • otc 14-day challenge
  • long after knee surgery
  • long term withdrawal
  • infant drops concentration
  • full prescribing information
  • penicillin allergy
  • generic
  • can you take while on cycle
  • kidney failure
  • cheap online no prescription
  • long after taking can you drink alcohol
  • allergic reaction
  • can donate blood if take
  • emails being sent
  • age restrictions
  • hairline regrowth
  • metabolism
  • availability
  • keppra interaction
  • maalox o
  • and hidradenitis
  • srbija
  • eltroxin
  • vs klonopin
  • yeast infection treatment side effects
  • reviews side effects
  • cancer esophagus
  • m-tab- orally
  • 150 mg and alcohol
  • dosage twice a day
  • can i mix and allegra
  • children fever and tylenol alternate
  • same
  • treat thrush infants
  • dosing for infant thrush
  • icd-9 code for therapy
  • g-tube
  • que efecto hace el en una mujer
  • equivalent dose
  • for birds
  • or on cycle
  • pendant 3 mois
  • by merck
  • normal starting dosage
  • dental
  • once a day
  • o que A o feminino
  • consumer information
  • herpes
  • oral medication
  • onset action
  • y polaramine
  • nuclear pa
  • metabolism
  • difference between and
  • effects of stopping suddenly
  • false positive thc urine test
  • dopaminergic
  • blood test efficacy
  • skin reactions
  • using test booster
  • for meningitis exposure
  • dosage of for c. difficile
  • no periods after
  • and memory loss
  • para que sirve el 10
  • keramag nr. 1 flachspA?l-wc wandhAngend
  • can raise blood sugar
  • deaths children
  • voli venezia
  • extended release
  • can i take and together
  • interactions alcohol
  • use in children
  • advil aleve or
  • quickly does cream work
  • online pharmacy reviews generic
  • does cause drowsiness
  • simplex 1 herpes
  • relprevv pharmacokinetics
  • yellow urine
  • medication price
  • quanto tempo
  • max dose
  • testosterone
  • medication bronchitis
  • side effects joint pain
  • gel u trudnoAi
  • r suspension precio
  • action
  • 6 mg\/0.5 ml sub-q
  • buy online
  • long term risks
  • withdrawal symptoms fatigue
  • alcohol craving
  • long after can chemical peel
  • is fda approved for infants
  • bad side effects
  • do you take with food
  • buy czech republic
  • star supplies opening hours
  • taking together
  • for pcos side effects
  • xarelto and
  • cream without progesterone
  • before or after bottle
  • level
  • scar treatment
  • armour thyroid dosage
  • appetite increase
  • trial offer
  • guida auto
  • a xyzal