Have you ever heard the phrase “stay in your lane”? I hear this phrase often at work, especially when someone feels another coworker is trying to do their job. The issue is not so much that someone is trying to do the job, but they are deemed to not have the skills to do the job.
A believer can often find himself outside of their lane when it comes to walking in your purpose. The key word in that phrase is “your”. Although we may see others with similar callings or gifts, we have to remember to stay in our lane. We are not to try to do things, say things, or be like anyone else. We each have our individual purpose, and it is by God’s grace, his enabling power, that we can fulfill that purpose. If we look at the life of Jeremiah, when he was first called by God he heard this words: Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations (Jeremiah 1:5). Jeremiah was given his specific purpose. His immediate response (like most of us), was to identify a weakness or a reason why he couldn’t fulfill the purpose. However, as you continue reading God assures him that He is with him and will equip him to do the work. God also tells us that the good work he began in us he will complete it (Philippians 1:6).
So if you’re ever tempted to give up, or to try to do things the way someone else is doing it, remember God has a specific plan and purpose for your life, that only you can fulfill. Trust him and rely on his grace to see you through. Take some time to listen to the playback to get few more nuggets. https://fccdl.in/NemkAE6YZ