Your calling is not guaranteed to be easy or done without effort.
If you are like me, you have probably desired to quit something before because you believed lies of the enemy, felt insecure, and saw others doing it better.
I recently realized that my calling didn’t have to be done without effort to be meaningful.
I remember sitting at the piano for hours as a young child. As soon as I met the age requirement at my school, I started taking lessons. Practicing every day was a pain and I did not enjoy meeting my weekly practice goals. In middle school, I was embarrassed to play in front of my classmates who were more experienced in piano than I was. Playing piano has never been what I first tell people about myself. Despite my deep desire to quit taking piano lessons, there was always something deep within me pulling against that hard decision. I continued to take lessons as I entered high school with a new teacher.
God has been teaching me that when we are able to accomplish something completely on our own, His strength is limited in the places it can shine.
I believe that God designed each one of us intricately. We are made up of many tiny details, and He knows each one. When did we start believing that we could only be used by God in the things we do gracefully are proud of? My Father has convicted me to not limit the ways He can use me.
God has more opportunities to show Himself through us whenever we cannot accomplish something on our own. What opportunities has He given you?
We are all instruments God desires to use to be a part of the most beautiful song.