If you were asked to build a rocket ship from scratch, you may object stating that you are not competent in this area and, therefore, cannot do what you are being asked to do. We often have the same response to God regarding His Will. We can easily feel as though we are being asked too much by our Lord, but this is foolish thinking since our Lord would never ask us to do that which He will not also provide the grace to accomplish (See Diary #435).
What is it that you feel unqualified to do? Perhaps it’s a matter within your family, or an activity you are called to assist with at church. Or perhaps our Lord has placed something on your heart that you avoid considering out of feelings of inadequacy. But if we trust Jesus, we must trust that we will be able to fulfill His perfect Will in our lives. We must trust that He would never call us to something beyond what we can accomplish through His grace.
Lord, I say “Yes” to you again this day. I, once again, renew my commitment to fulfill Your holy Will. May I never let worry or a lack of confidence keep me from fulfilling the holy mission You have given to me. Jesus, I trust in You.
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Reflection Thirty-Four – “I Thirst”
(Thurs. of Fifth Week of Lent)
Scripture Meditations for Lent
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