When I'm talking with others about the power of having a child like faith, I often use the image of a boats anchor to break down the concept. The anchor of a boat holds firm no matter how hard the waves beat against its side, it will not be swept away. As long as that anchor holds nothing can stand against the boat. Similarly when our faith is anchored fully within the word of God and His promises there is nothing that can stand against us.
"What then shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?" - Romans 8:31
It doesn't matter what the world throws at us or the season we may be walking through. As believers, we have been called to be the salt and light of the world. Spreading the gospel message to anyone and everyone we come in contact with. I know it can seem hard and feel like you're all alone at times, but please believe me when I say, you never walk alone. No matter what may be going on around you, God is right there with you and He has already won the battle you are facing.
If nothing else remember you have someone in your corner cheering you on. You have so much to offer the world and a story unique to you. Be you and be gentle and bold! I believe in all of you and I know God has great things in store for each and every one of you. I know life can seem like a raging sea at times, but hold fast to your faith and allow it to anchor to the rock. Scripture tells us that faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains. How amazing is that? Something so small at the start has the power to move the biggest mountains you may face!
"'You don't have enough faith,' Jesus told them. "I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it would move. Nothing would be impossible." -Matthew 17:20
I've mentioned over the years some of the hardest seasons I have walked through and how within my own life I often find myself clinging for dear life to my faith and the promises of God. When life tries to still that last bit of joy you have left remember that God holds you in the palm of His hand and He sees you. When you feel unseen or forgotten, remember the creator of the universe knows your name and He calls you His own.
Even before you where formed in your mothers womb, you had a plan and a purpose on your life that was unique to you and a destiny marked out by the creator of the world. I love the power in that thought! No matter who you are, what you've done, or where you've been. He loves you and He desire a relationship with you! If you forget everything I've said today, I hope the one thing you never forget is just how much He loves you! You are the apple of His eye, you mean the world to Him. In fact, because of just how much He loves you He sent His one and only Son to die on a cross in your place. He paid a debt He did not own, so that you would never have to try to pay a debt you could never begin to pay.
"It was in my suffering, I found true freedom. It was in my misery, I found my joy. It was in my tears and the quite moments, I saw the faithfulness of God."
Remember you never walk alone, and you are loved more than you can ever begin to imagine. I desperately pray that everyone of you would begin to see yourselves the way God sees you. That you would begin to understand just how much you are worth and never forget that you are a child of the most high, which makes you royalty. You have a future so bright, you'll need sunglasses to look at it!
One last thing before I go, remember you are more than enough and I'm in your corner! Lastly remember that humility is never a weakness, if fact I believe it just may be your greatest strength.
You never walk alone, and you are enough just the way you are!