Do I have what it takes? A devotional for your first day at a new job

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**I wrote this on 1 June 2017. For some reason, I didn’t post it then. I found it now, and thought maybe it’ll give some of you who might be beginning something in November, the courage to believe that you have what it takes!**

It’s my first day at my new job, my new business really. It’s a month since I left full-time employment to pursue the life that I want. 

I just told Xylon there are butterflies in my stomach and I am so nervous for my first day at work, I mean in my own business. 

And there is one question that keeps coming to the front of my mind, “Do I have what it takes?”

To be my own boss. 
To find clients. 
To keep clients happy. 
To make enough to cover the bills. 

I sit googling Bible verses about having what it takes. 

The first one that comes up, 1 Chronicles 28:20:
David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you…

I’m taking the verse out of context. I might not be building a temple to God like Solomon but I need David reminding me to “do the work...God is with you.”

So I stop googling and I print the verse out. I resist the temptation to make a pretty design with it. There is work to do.  I print it and paste it on the edge of my computer screen. Later, I find a highlighter and I stretch green over the words I need to be reminded of.

Today, this promise will remind me that I have what it takes, not in my strength but because God is with me. 

Today, this promise will be enough. 

Prayer: Thank you, that you are with me today, and every day. When I feel like I don’t have what it takes remind me to be strong and courageous and do the work you’ve given me.

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