The new year often comes with fresh motivation to set goals or renew goals. We often find ourselves examining our motives and desires and asking God to point us in the direction He has for us. Sometimes procrastination, distraction, and doubt can come against us hard. There are other enemies to our success like isolation and fear. With God’s love and strength, we have power over anything that tries to slow us down or hold us back from fulfilling our purpose/destiny!
Being rooted and grounded in God’s love is our source of growth, but our ability to sink our roots deep into Him is greatly supported as we actively reach out and surround ourselves with community. The following verses beautifully describe the symphony of support in the Body of Christ.
There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills (1 Corinthians 12:4-11 NKJV).
I invite you to read more about this relationship balance in the chapter “Don’t Be An Island”, in my book, Brushstrokes of Heaven, available on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1975895096
God sees you! He knows you! He loves you!