There are certain seasons in our lives when our security becomes our biggest fear. It’s been several months since I’ve started my new job. At first, I had security in the fact that I had what it took to succeed in the new position. I had achieved certain things which were important for this position. In short, I was sure, or maybe too sure, of myself. It turned out, the department I was placed in was not ideal. I had envisioned a totally different situation with a completely different task.
I had to refocus my thought to regain my security. Additionally, I had to figure out how to deal with this new situation. One thing I was sure of was that I love dealing with challenges. I feel competent in dealing with challenges. However, I learned this position did not require any of the competence I felt I had. This made me start doubting my own skills because I couldn’t find, nor utilize them in this new position.
My security quickly became insecurity. Thoughts flooded my mine. I was not good enough. Had I ever been good? Why was I here? Why wasn’t I placed in the department in which I felt more comfortable? Distracted by my questions and insecurity I lost sight of the Creator of Heaven and earth. I forgot the main reason I had applied for the position in the first place. In my insecurity, I was trying to figure out how to win a battle I was not well-equipped for. I was trying to find a competence I didn’t possess. I was focused on my own strength. Meanwhile, I was losing my strength and security without realizing it.
This moment is one we’ve all found ourselves in. We can’t win a battle which we aren’t equipped for. We can’t rely on the strength we don’t have. In this situation, I forgot the reason I was facing this challenge. Meanwhile, I forgot to search for the will of God.
When we find ourselves in difficult situations, we tend to lose our focus. We ultimately focus on the storm instead of the Stiller of the storm. We become anxious. When I heard I was going to be responsible for a position I was not prepared nor qualified for, I became anxious. I didn’t ask God if this was His will because I wasn’t depending on Him. I was depending on me. This led to confusion.
Broken and Rescued
It wasn’t until I hit rock bottom that I began to seek help from above. Finally, I acknowledged that I needed help and my help comes from above. This new challenge I was facing could only be overcome with the strength of my Heavenly Father. It is God who works in us to “will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose” (Philippians 2:13).
As soon as I welcomed God into the situation, He turned everything around for His Glory. Our God is a God who never fails! He does not want to share His Glory with any other. God is waiting for us to ask Him to take control over every storm we find ourselves in. It is only through His strength we are capable to “do exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ask or imagine” (Ephesians 3:20).
We don’t have to solve our problems alone. In Him, we are free to no longer depend on our own strength. Instead, we can trust in the strength of God. He is the One that makes us capable!
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