I want to be sure of myself, but God wants me to be sure of Himself and find my security in Him. I’m not called to self-confidence but to God-fidence—His work equipping me for my calling in Him.

“I’ve failed you!” I say.

“I know,” God says. “But I love you anyway.”

“But I’m a mess, Lord! I fall so short.”

“That’s my specialty—Let Me make you.

My God is the re-maker, the overtaker. Our lack is a chance for God’s provision. He is the difference maker; He makes messes into miracles when we give ourselves to Him.


This is the law of the harvest: There is always a delay between sowing and reaping. You plant in one season, and you reap in another. God wants to see if you’re going to keep cultivating, planting, and sowing. If he sees consistency in your life, then the harvest will come. It will not come immediately, because it proves nothing if he does it immediately — no character development or stretching your faith. —Pastor Rick Warren, @YouVersion devotional plan, God’s Dream For Your Life


“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”Galatians 6:9 (NIV)

“But I’m so weak, Lord.”

Like God providing manna for the Israelites in the desert, God often gives just enough for the day because He wants to build your faith and trust in Him. God wants to speak, breathe His life, strength, and inspiration into your life and calling.Rachael_M_Colby_Tattoo_It_On_Your_Heart_Called_to_a_persomnal _Relationship_with_God

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. II Corinthians 12:9 (NKJV)

Do you want God to use you to impact other lives for Him?

Stop focusing on your inability and depend instead on God’s ability—Christ in you.

being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; Philippians 1:6 (NKJV)


Becoming a better person is more important than doing great things. People who strive to be better end up doing great things

If you want your ministry to be relevant stay current with God. 

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It’s been said that if you can accomplish your dream in your own strength then your dream is too small.

Yes, God has given each of us gifts and a calling but it’s not meant to be a solo performance, but a duet with God.

What we create alone from our own strength can’t surpass our weaknesses. Yet what we create with the Creator can’t help but transcend us. The Creator’s invitation is for the two of you to create together rather than you pursuing it alone in your own strength. Before your art can transform others, it must first transcend you. Allen Arnold,  The Story of With

It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God. 2 Corinthians 3:5 (NLT)

“Here’s my pen, Lord; hold my hand.”

© 2018  Rachael M Colby     Tattoo It On Your Heart

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Author: Rachael M. Colby

Born and raised in Jamaica, award-winning writer Rachael M. Colby resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Wife, mom, beach bum, artist, work in progress, avid Tweeter—#HealthyFaithChat leader, Rachael writes to glorify God, encourage believers, and reach the lost. She connects culture’s questions with Christianity’s answers, inspires faith, and motivates through articles, devotions, poetry, and interviews. She has a heart for racial reconciliation and to uplift those who serve in tough places. Her work has appeared on Southern Ohio Christian Voice, Inkspirations Online, the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Blog, in the compilation books Creative Writing Journal: Faith Inspired Writing Prompts & Hope-Filled Poetry, The Courage to Write: 62 devotions to Encourage your Writing Journey, and Defining Moments: Memorable and Inspiring Stories from Outstanding Leaders, and the Oak Ridger newspaper. She runs on copious amounts of coffee and chocolate and a whole lot of "Help me, Jesus." Her WIPS include a compilation of her family’s and others’ stories of their work as civil rights activists (adult and children’s books), and a devotional for writers. You can connect with Rachael on her website, TattooItOnYourHeart.com—a place for seekers, followers, and writers, and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

3 thoughts on “God-fidence”

  1. Rachael, this sure puts God in His proper place and us in our rightful position . . . one of total reliance upon Him. Anything of any value in me comes only from his capable hand. The only thing I have of any good to God is my trust and praise. Let’s give Him His due and live fully engaged in Him!


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