“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him” Philippians 2:13
Do you desire to please God? When we become a believer by accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior, God begins working in us. He changes our desires from self-seeking to God-seeking. When you and I sin it displeases Him, most times, we know it immediately. There’s uneasiness on the inside of us. We might even feel a little sick to our stomach. That’s because the desire to please God is built inside of us. That “feeling” is the Spirit’s gentle conviction (not condemnation) that keeps us on the path He has for us.
But notice He didn’t just give us the desire to please Him; He gave us the power to please Him, too. He didn’t just call us; He equipped us! Let me encourage you like I do myself to follow that inner prompting so that your actions will line up with your heart’s desire. And remember, even when you make a mistake (sin), even when you have a setback, just repent of your sin (to turn away from it) God is always ready to help you. He loves you so much, and He wants the best for you. He wants you to continue growing spiritually. His plans and purposes for your life are good. And when you are submitted to Him, nothing can stop the Him from accomplishing great things in and through you!
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