“But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession
and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.”
– 2 Corinthians 2:14 (NIV)
Daily Meditation: Psalm 27, 2 Corinthians 2
Do you ever feel like you’re nothing special? Do you wonder why, out of all the people in the world, God would ever want to use you in his plan? You may feel like you’re not important, but God has a plan for your life, and he loves to use people like you and me! He channels his love and grace through us to those around us. You may not realize it, but you’re a witness for God in every moment of your life. What have others seen in you today?
You are a messenger to those around you: your kids, your husband, your co-workers, your friends, and more. Paul writes that we should be “the aroma of the knowledge of him.”
Your simply letting Christ be at work in you is more than enough. You don’t have to be famous, and you don’t have to be “the best.”All you need is to be you, wholly surrendered to God and letting his aroma flow through you. Sweet scents permeate every nook and cranny, and your life can be a fragrant perfume that permeates the lives of those around you. The Holy Spirit flows through you as you relax and live life as his daughter.
Just be you. You may not have all the answers. You may not even know the right questions, but you being you is all you need to be. I’ve seen it time and time again: when women, already surrendered to God, simply go about living life, it’s like a magnet! The hungry, the hurting, and the lost are drawn to their light. Like perfume, the aroma of him surrounds you.
“The perfection of Christian character
depends wholly upon the grace and strength found alone in God.”
– Ellen G. White
Be fearless: The battle to be ourselves, free in Christ, has already been fought and won at the cross. Jesus paid the price and broke open the prison doors, so now we can walk in freedom as we let his perfume spread throughout the world. You are free. There are no chains. You be you!
Let’s let 2019 be the year we grow closer to the Lord and become the fearless, strong, and faithful woman we are meant to be in Him! In Be Fearless, Julie Clinton provides a scripturally-sound guide for finding freedom, purpose, joy… and fearlessness. Be Fearless is now available in our store! https://www.aacc.net/product/be-fearless/ Consider working through Be Fearless with another extraordinary woman or group this year.
Julie Clinton, MAd, MBA, is president of Extraordinary Women and host of EWomen conferences all across America. She is the author of several books including A Woman’s Path to Emotional Freedom, 10 Things You Aren’t Telling Him, and Extraordinary Women. She is passionate about seeing women live out their dreams by finding their freedom in Christ. Julie and her husband, Tim, live in Virginia with their children, Megan and Zach.