Today's Daily Devotional for Women - You're Made for Joy
Bible Verse of the Day
Psalm 16:11 – You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forever more.
Today’s Daily Devotional for Women
I was 26-years-old when a bad business deal took away all my money and destroyed everything I’d worked so hard to build.
Before that phone call from my business partner that completely changed my life, I was a pretty happy person.
I’d had more success than people told me I could ever achieve in the film industry. I had the respect of my peers and my friends.
I was able to express myself creatively and live in my passion each and every day. And I truly felt like I was living the purpose God created for me.
And then just like that – failure.
I made a bad business decision and watched my dream crumble to pieces.
For two years after that, I stayed stuck in my despair and disappointment and depression. For two years, I suffered from anxiety attacks because I couldn’t get past what had happened.
For two years, I stayed angry at God and didn’t read my Bible and didn’t grow as a Christian, all because I forgot one crucial thing:
Jesus makes known to me the paths of life. In His presence there is fullness of joy. And if I keep holding His hand, I’ll experience pleasures forever more.
Jesus is what brings me joy. Jesus is what brings me success. It was never about the money or the street cred or tangible assets that worldly success gave me.
My ministry has always been – and will always be – about sharing the love of Jesus Christ with others. That is success. That is living my purpose.
And when I remembered that fact, I was able to get my happy back.
Failing is a lot different than being a failure. Everybody fails. Every single person on this earth who has seen success has failed.
But what separates the winners from the losers is that the winners didn’t let the failure stop them and instead kept going after their dream.
Which side do you stand on?
Don’t let your talents become ghosts. Don’t let your skills stay unrecognized and unused. Give life to what God has put inside of you. Breathe existence into the purpose and passion within you, just waiting for you to give it a chance to shine.
You have something special within you that was created only for you. It’s your calling, your love, your best self that’s meant to bring something beautiful to this world.
Who cares what other people say? All that matters is what God tells you. He makes known to you the path of your life. You know what it is. I bet it’s floating in the back of your mind now, waiting for you to acknowledge it, to breathe life into it, to let it come out.
Let it come out, sister of Christ. Step into the fullness of joy God intended for you. Unleash the pleasures God has in store for you. Give yourself permission to live your legend for Christ.
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