Relying on God

Katy Steele, 22

Sensing God’s urging, I applied for an internship as a videographer at a summer camp and I got the job. I worked long hours, six days a week for 10 weeks, under tight deadlines, with equipment I felt minimally qualified to use. Comparing myself to the other interns, I felt subpar at best.

[The Lord] said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
2 Corinthians 12:9a (NIV)

The first week, I wrote out the words of 2 Corinthians 12:9a and hung them over my desk. I knew that if I were going to do my job well, it would only be with God’s hand leading me. Before rising from bed every morning, I lay still for an extra ten minutes, praying for help, asking for God’s hand to be in my work. One day, I received a generous compliment on the work I had done; and I laughed to myself, thinking, I had no idea what I was doing.

But God knew. By the end of the summer, I not only felt more confident in my job, but I was also enjoying it. This experience was more than a summer job; it was a lifetime lesson in relying on the Lord.

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ACT ON IT: What have you always dreamed of doing, but hesitated to try because you felt inadequate or incapable? Pray for God’s strength, and give it a try. If it is God’s will, God will lead you and give you everything you need.

—from devozine (May/June 2014). Copyright © 2014 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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