One thing I know for sure is that God is Able. He’s able to perform miracles at any time, in any place and for any person. I also know that His miracles often “fly under the radar.” For example, all the times He moves you out of the way to keep you safe. Or, when He answers your prayers with a gentle “no” and you find out later just how much of a bullet you dodged because of that “no” (I can definitely recall some examples of this one). How about when God delivers a miraculous healing and it’s attributed solely to science, technology or luck?
During this time of the year, many of us become a bit more conscious of miracles and how they can transform our lives. As you get cozy and warm up with a tasty mug of Cocoa and your favorite throw, I’d like to share with you a few brief lessons I’ve learned about miracles.
Every season is a season of miracles; we need only pay attention to the plants, animals and other aspects of nature to glean that. However, with our increased focus on miracles comes a greater belief that they can and will occur. As a Coach, I frequently work with my Clients on their beliefs (both positive empowering beliefs, and negative limiting beliefs) and how they shape their lives. I hope you believe that not only is He capable of performing miracles, but that God is willing to do so just for little ole YOU. My lesson learned is that we tend to get what we expect, and our beliefs shape our expectations.
With all of this focus on miracles, it can be easy for a woman of faith to believe that she should put her full trust in God, and then believe for a miracle in her life and in her relationships. Well, it’s certainly true that as Believing women, we are called to put our full and complete trust in God. Additionally, we also know that faith without works is dead. So, there are often times that we (and, I do include myself in this number) want God to perform a miracle in an area that He has called us to work on ourselves. These are the times when we end up feeling disheartened, discouraged and disappointed with the outcomes that are showing up in our lives. I’m reminded of the Children of Israel, when they were instructed to go into the city gates of their Promised Land. However, they were afraid and would have preferred that God just perform ANOTHER miracle for them and get rid of the people that were already there. We can all relate to that, right. My lesson learned is that while we should believe in the reality of miracles, we should be prepared to do the work ourselves. Bonus lesson, while we should certainly have faith, we should also tie our camels.
So many women struggle with this issue of feeling unworthy. I get it; I understand. You may have been told repeatedly that you aren’t worthy. Or perhaps you came to this conclusion on your own due to some of the bad choices you’ve made. Either way, I want to remind you at this point that being blessed with amazing miracles in your life is not a result of worth. It’s a priceless gift of grace. My lesson learned is to exercise your receiving muscles, so that when your miracles come, you can accept them with grace and a heart full of gratitude.Share