Updated: Mar 1, 2019

Wednesday's Word of Encouragement


\ ˈsfir \

1a: the apparent surface of the heavens of which half forms the dome of the visible sky

2a: a globular body

3natural, normal, or proper place 

4a: obsolete b: an area or range over or within which someone or something acts, exists, or has influence or significance

“For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves.  But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.  We, however, will not boast beyond measure, but within the limits of the sphere which God appointed us - a sphere which especially includes you.  For we are not overextending ourselves (as though our authority did not extend to you), for it was to you that we came with the gospel of Christ; not boasting of things beyond measure, that is, in other men’s labors, but having hope, that as your faith is increased, we shall be greatly enlarged by you in our sphere.”  

(2 Cor. 10:12-15 NKJV)

We are classy because God made us classy.  

We are brilliant, because God made us brilliant.  

We are creative because God made us creative.  

Within our sphere, our talents - our own atmospheres - our measures in which God gave and placed us, we must live to the full - strive to the full - so that we can fulfill the plans God has for each of us - for each of us and for each other.  When we choose to live this way - to take on the responsibility and proceed with action - our lives become full as we fulfill the perfect will of God in our lives.  

Do you feel unfulfilled; not flowing in your talents; just short of being purposeful?  Let us examine our sphere - our talents, ideas, and resources - not what others have, but what God has given us in this moment of time.  Once examined let’s jump in - in this very moment - and begin to fulfill what is right in front of us - using what we have and being amazed by what God will then bring!