I think I have mentioned it before....I am definitely a doer. I know that my works don't save me. I know that I could have died the day after I got saved and I would have just as much of God to enjoy for all of eternity.
BUT. I get caught up in the doing and being something "amazing".
In reality, even with all of my trying and thinking and studying, I'm something pretty NOT amazing.
I get tired. I get sick. I get grumpy. I snap at people and lose my patience. I get lazy.
God is constantly reminding me of two things:
Who He is
Who I am not
In Christ, I must keep looking. In Christ, I see what I am through Him and I see that I have all that I need.
There is one verse that I have in my head but apparently I didn't memorize it quite right because I can't seem to find it right now. I did find this one though....
The point is this, whoever we are, wherever we come from, in Jesus Christ we have been given all that we need. We are complete. We are ready to treasure God right now and forever.
God is pleased with me because He is pleased with Christ. End of story, beginning of an amazing eternity.
So, as Amanda said in her post, this week, be the woman God knows you to be.
God knows you and He knows you in Jesus. Just rest in being that lady.
Let what you are trying to be and who you already are collide so that your striving would be a joy. Get in the Word and let it fill you with hope in Christ and faith in all that He has promised.