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Stephanie Bryant is the co-founder of @incourage and a podcaster at the #JesusLedAdventurePodcast. She owns a Marketing & Business Coaching company. She is passionate about guiding you to your promised land and personal brand therapy. She enjoys spending her days with her husband and their miracle daughter, Gabrielle, on #BryantFamilyFarm....

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    • The timing was perfect for me, too, Liz!
      God’s calling comes with God’s equipping–we know this, right? But then we hear the challenge that feels outside our own strength (which it is!), and we forget everything we ever heard about bringing glory to God because the work that gets done is clearly HIS! Prayers for you.
      Thanks, Stephanie, for the clear message today!

  1. Thank you, just what I needed to read at this moment, at the crossroads of my life. I have recently left my almost 30 year nursing career, partly for my health, my dear hubby’s health, and the desire to try and write.
    An idea, a thought, a feeling – that perhaps I might be able to put together words and ideas that somehow would bless others and to reveal His unending love for us.
    I’m learning that: discipline in sitting down and getting those words out, not so easy, hearing the enemies obnoxious voice telling me I have no talent, no giftedness in words, and why bother? And I may be nurse but I have no journalist, degree in fine arts in literature and surely I need to have that first before I could even think of putting pen to paper.
    I have time – which I treasure, a lovely home office my husband encouraged me to renovate and I he is my biggest cheerleader.
    Your message, your honesty and of course, His words will go with me today as I have another go at it. May you be blessed because of your desire to share the sure knowledge of The Original Writer.
    Blessings aplenty to you, and the other dear ones in your life.

  2. I love this. I recently finished my degree in human services and psychology that I received because I wanted to help people. Last month I started a brand new job doing just that and have found myself overwhelmed with the emotional drainage I feel sometimes when hearing peoples stories. I keep hearing “ You don’t have to do this” “Why are you here!” And “You can just quit.” But I know it’s the enemy wanting me to give up on myself before I’ve really even gotten started. I know God has a plan and purpose for me in this position and I refuse to give up too early. I look forward to listening to your podcast too. I’m thankful you were obedient because I needed this encouragement today.

  3. This post is literally an answer to my prayer this morning. Thanks for reminding us of the truth of who God is in a week where I’ve been focusing to my own detriment on the inadequacy of who I am. Thankful for your vulnerability and faithfulness to share what he has given you!

  4. God spoke through you to me today! “Who do you think you are? I am his, and he is able.” This week God has been nudging me on to help a Vietnamese friend and college srudent in my town to pay for her current semester of college after her parents cut off communication and have not paid. Either she raises the money in 2 weeks or she is withdrawn and sent home. She is a young Christian and her heart is in God’s hands. I want His will for her, and this is a stretch for me to reach out to others for monetary help on her behalf. He has been encouraging me to keep moving forward with fundraising, but the enemy whispers doubt as well. Thank you for this encouraging post! Blessings!

  5. Stephanie, this is timely. I needed this reminder and especially appreciate that you were obedient to actually NOT go through any special training other than God’s. (I think it makes your message far more relatable – at least to me!) I’m at a decision-making place in life right now and am grateful for your reminder that God is also the promise keeper.

  6. Stephanie,

    My favorite Idiom is “God doesn’t call the qualified He qualifies the called.” He won’t give you an assignment without first equipping you for the task. He just asks for our obedience. The problem is with the devil. He is crafty & whispers lies of not good enough, not talented not educated enough. We have to fight those lies with the truth of God’s word. We are made in His image & have the Holy Spirit to help & guide us. Like you pointed out Peter & John were ordinary men speaking boldly for Christ. Their boldness could only come from God. If they can speak like that then there is nothing we can’t do with God’s help. We need to join God in doing His will. When He call us to something He will equip us for the job. Praying for your pod cast to go well!

    Blessings 🙂

  7. “God not only calls us on a journey with Him, but He leads the way, fights the battles, and does the work through us by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Thank you Stephanie for this rallying call. We CAN be confident in his equipping to do what He asks!

  8. Thank you for raising up a hallelujah for so many of us who share in a similar struggle.
    I face the fear of, “but what if I’m not good enough.” with each contract I sign on but greater is He. Today, I borrow your reminder that “I am His and He is able.”
    Recently, the book of Ruth has been on my heart and I’m eager to see what God is telling me as I re-read it.

    I look forward to your podcast. ♥️

  9. Love this…
    Today is March 3rd and somehow I missed reading this earlier when it was posted last month. But! I am glad God worked it out for today.
    My heart has been heavy with “what’s next?” I am 50 years old and I work part-time at a church as their bookkeeper. I do like the job- But, I can not see myself doing this till I retire! I feel God has been pushing on me to write- Write?!? Are you kidding me? I have always been a much better communicator face to face opposed to typing my thoughts on a keyboard. My question I keep asking myself over and over… Is this the enemy or just me being practical? What are my fears? What more do I want? I am a very creative person, that I do know, and I thrive when in those moments of tapping into my creativity. I think I am afraid to be wrong and fail.
    Thanks for sharing your heart with us! 🙂

    • I like reading your comment because they indicate me in my walk with God. I to have a creative person but I get a little farther away and I have to check to see if it is reusable or not.