Monday, August 13, 2012

God's Work - Be It Done Ever So Humbly

We've all heard that pride comes before a fall. But it seems in today's society, we tend to set ourselves up to fall when we start to believe our own press, toot our own horns, & take full credit when it's not deserved.

"Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgement, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you."
Romans 12:13 (NIV)

We can never take credit for the great things that happen in or through us, because we know that God is the One doing the work. Rather, we can be grateful that He is allowing us the privilege of coming along for the ride. People who accomplish the most for God's cause are those who have a clear sense that their success has nothing to do with their talents or abilities. Instead, they keep their eyes & ears open to see where God leads them to do His work.

Since Hubby accepted a Pastor position at our small church, i have been experiencing this everyday. I could have stayed in the comfortable background as a Pastor's wife, or i could accept God's invitation to fill in the empty spots that He put on my heart. So i am taking a joyous journey with our youth group. Had i turned down this invitation, the work would still be done. God would have chosen someone else to do His work. But I am so thankful that He gave me this opportunity.

So when God lays an opportunity on your heart, remember that you WON'T be doing it alone. He will make the time & provide the ways for Him & you to accomplish anything. And you will be amazed where the joyous journey will take you!


  1. I totally agree, congrats on being chosen by the One who sees us. I pray you both will be used by God in amazing ways that will grow both of you closer to Him. God bless you and your family Karalee!

  2. A beautiful post and so absolutely true!


  3. Deni - thank you so much! I'm in awe everyday that He has put us where we are.{{{hugs}}}

  4. Thank you Sue! With each post, i pray that it touches someone's heart. <3

  5. Beautiful post Karalee:) Wonderful advice I sometimes need reminding of...

  6. Aw...thank you so much! I do find sometimes, that my messages are meant for me as well.=)