Joyce Meyer (January-27-2021) Daily Devotional: Extraordinary Things.
Throughout history, God has used ordinary people to do amazing, extraordinary things. Yet all of them had to take a step of faith first. They had to confidently press forward into the unknown or unfamiliar before making any progress. They had to believe they could do what they were attempting to do. “Achieve” comes before “believe” in the dictionary, but the order is switched in real life.
It’s important to note that, in many cases, successful people have tried many times and failed before they ultimately succeeded. They not only had to begin with confidence, they had to remain confident when every circumstance seemed to shout at them, “Failure! Failure! Failure!”
Consider inventor Thomas Edison. He once said, “I speak without exaggeration when I say that I have constructed three thousand different theories in connection with the electric light, each one of them reasonable and apparently likely to be true. Yet only in two cases did my experiments prove the truth of my theory.”
Prayer Starter: Father, I want to achieve extraordinary things for You. Help me to believe, to really believe in You and what You’re calling me to, and to take that first step of faith. In Jesus’ name, amen.