“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart."
I know, personally, that sometimes we have a desire in our heart, yet we aren't positive on how to act upon it. We have all grown to be independent and strong adults, but going through life, we've learned to depend on others: our parents, our friends, our boyfriend or girlfriend; our boss, employees, the university, our professors, and so on. Weining off those dependencies can be difficult and somewhat frightening even.
But I have news for you: you are more than enough. Yes. Just you. When the world seems too big, when things get too hard to handle, when you're concerned as to how you'll be able to achieve the promise God has put in your heart, don't fret. He put that promise in you for a reason, and the wonderful thing about The Big Man Upstairs is that he makes promises he keeps.
Something I'm realizing is that God doesn't ask us to do things without giving us the ability to do so. God did not call me to California knowing I would fail. God didn't put the desire in your heart to go to grad school, knowing the courseload would be too difficult or that you couldn't afford it. He didn't put the thought in your mind to stop smoking or to diet, knowing you were incapable of having self-discipline.
Those are just a few examples, but God planned your life before He created the foundation of the Earth, which is not only amazing, but also comforting and awe-inspiring. He called me to California for a reason. I know the reason in my heart, as He does. While I may not have achieved my ultimate goal yet, I feel God working in my life, giving me abilities I never knew I had. He's not going to send you to grad school so you can live a life of 'not enough' and endure a stressful workload, not able to learn. He won't give you the desire to get in shape or quit something if you were not physically or mentally able to.
God's plan, rest assured, is always in place. Even when you fail or go the 'wrong' direction. God doesn't give up on His plans for you. Perhaps you didn't listen to God's will the first time -- it's okay, it might take you longer to receive and achieve the promise He has for you, but the promise is still there. It's not going anywhere.
That's the spectacular thing. The plan is always in place. No need to worry of mistakes and failure. It will all transpire in it's own time.
Furthermore, I know I have many times where I am in awe of other people: how smart they are, how successful they've become. It's inspiring yet overwhelming. "They're really making moves in their life. They've already had so much success. Maybe I'm too young, too old, too timid, too aggressive..."
God said this to Jeremiah:
“Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you." (1:7-8)
When God puts desires in your heart, do not be afraid to act on them. They are there for a reason, and He gives you the ability for success. Listen to His whisper in your heart.
Sometimes, we put ourselves in the backseat and cheer on our peers, when we all are meant shine. God puts desires in our hearts so we can fulfill them, if they are His will. Don't stay on the sidelines when you are meant to be a game changer! Be proactive and make it happen. That fills God's heart with joy, as it does your own. It's a win-win, with nothing to lose.
You don't need anyone else to help you achieve, because you are more than enough. God won't ask you to do something without putting in within you first. You are more than able; your dreams are not dependent on anyone else except for you and God himself!
“His word burns in my heart like a fire. It’s like a fire in my bones.” Jeremiah 20:9