I’ve experienced different ways the Holy Spirit equips us to make His plans possible. How He takes our IMPOSSIBLE and makes it POSSIBLE!
Today, I’m sharing 5 ways I’ve experienced the Holy Spirit equip. I hope this give you encouragement in your own walk with the Holy Spirit and opens your eyes to ways the Holy Spirit may be at work in your life.
1) He ignites our passion
The more we walk with the Holy Spirit, the more of Him we want. When we begin to align our hearts with His, we find He will ignite a passion within us for the things He’s asking us to do.
I never imagined being a writer, but over the past couple of years He’s lit a fire in me and I can’t stop writing. I don’t know where He’s leading me, but I know this passion is something He wants me to follow.
2) He opens doors
Where we may think there are too many roadblocks to do what He’s asked, He may surprise us by opening doors. He may be at work guiding others to open opportunities for us.
I shared last week how He opened the door for me to work on the women’s conference. It seemed impossible when He first laid the idea on my heart, but He opened the doors to make it possible. He put the right people in my life and laid similar ideas on their hearts.
3) He helps us conquer our fears
When we’re afraid of change or afraid to step beyond our comfort zone, He can help us conquer those fears.
The process of planning the conference was a daily battle with fear for me. Fear that I hadn’t planned a conference before. Fear that I didn’t have enough knowledge of my faith; that I would say something wrong. Fear that no one would show up. Fear that it wouldn’t have a positive impact.
Through each battle with fear, the Holy Spirit was there to help me fight down those fears.
4) He provides the skills we need
“I don’t know how to pray aloud…” Yet, when I opened my mouth, a prayer came out.
“I don’t know enough about the Bible or religion to write a workbook for the conference…” Yet, as I sat at my computer, words poured out of my fingers.
“I can’t share my faith story; I haven’t shared this story with anyone, much less a room of 75 women…” Yet, I was able to stand in front of the group and share.
The Holy Spirit can provide the skills we need. He only asks that we trust and take a step.
5) He brings us together with people who can help
When I stepped up to lead the planning team for the conference, I didn’t know anyone to ask to join the team. I wasn’t very connected with other women in the congregation. Yet, the Holy Spirit was! As we prayed about it, He laid names on the heart of our women’s ministry director. An amazing team of talented, brilliant women. Women who said “yes” to joining me on the journey. Women who brought the conference to life. Women I’m now proud to call my friends.
How has the Holy Spirit equipped you? What are some other ways you see Him at work in your life? Share and let’s encourage each other in this journey!
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This post is part of a 4 week series about the Holy Spirit. Click HERE to catch up on other posts in this series.
This series will look at topics such as:
– Inviting the Holy Spirit to begin working within us
– How to listen for the Holy Spirit
– What it means to obey the guidance of the Holy Spirit
– How obedience is linked to trust
– How the Holy Spirit equips us, even when we don’t feel qualified
– What impact we can have in the world when we open ourselves to the Holy Spirit
Oh my…. I needed this one! Did you write it with me in mind? 😉 thank you for these words! I’m going to read them again now. Blessings to you, Kathryn!
So glad these words spoke to you!
Great insights Kathryn. I especially love that He brings us together with other believers that can help. I am seeing this more and more in my life as I allow Him to lead my relationships. Blessings to you dear sister.
Susan Plumhoff says
The Holy Spirit goes before me, is always with me and comes after my with a discerning voice of guidance.
The Holy Spirit has equipped me long before this point to pursue the work ahead. I just hear the voice clearly now; calling for radical changes my life, rearranging my priorities and taking my material possessions and finances to an almost zero to finish at Truett.This has been the extremely scary but the faithfulness of God has opening my eyes to things I have not seen.
Look to the promises God fulfilled for those who were obedient in Deuteronomy.