I look at Daniel’s life and I am in awe of how God used him. I asked someone this past week if I could be like Daniel. The response “Absolutely!”. And in a broad sense of faith in God, this is a good thing but I sometimes take it a bit too far. I think “I’m not living up to my full potential” and I get frustrated, aggravated. I forget that He is using me and even if it seems small to me, it is not small to Him. He wants to use me where I am but I get trapped in how God can use me instead of allowing Him to use me. I have to stop being disappointed by the way God is not using me in the same way He uses other people and start being encouraged by how God uses other people and how He uses me. God values us and uses us in different ways. And He gives us the strength we need. I need that strength every morning.
Daniel 10:19 – He said to me, “Don’t be afraid, you who are valued. Peace be to you! Be strong! Be really strong!” When he spoke to me, I was strengthened. I said, “Sir, you may speak now, for you have given me strength.”