Lifted Book Study | Week 5, Chapter 12

You were created for something good!

Let’s start today by taking a look at our verse for the week from Ephesians 2:10:

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

You, friend, are loved. You are cherished.

And you were created with your unique talents for a purpose.

God doesn’t paint with broad, indistinct strokes. He has used a fine-tipped brush to detail every hair on your head. He knows you. That’s why living “your” best life isn’t about being like anyone else. It’s about living the life God has called you to—uniquely and individually.

God has good works planned for you to do. And there’s something that only you can do. If you are open and available to Him and are seeking to know Him and His will, He will make those right opportunities clear to you.

One of my favorite quotes from Chapter 12 in Lifted is,

If God made an opportunity for you, He will keep it for you.”

It’s okay to take a minute—or  a few days!—to pray about an opportunity. If it’s the right opportunity for you, it won’t be something that you feel pressured into doing.

That doesn’t mean it will be easy or even that it will feel comfortable; in fact, as Lindsey points out, stepping into a new assignment often feels uncomfortable. But if you feel pressured, pause, take some time to pray about it, and be willing to pass if it really isn’t right for you.

Let’s talk . . .

What “great” opportunities have you jumped at only to later regret accepting?

What opportunities have you turned down because fear of failure or judgment held you back?