Name: Molly Myers
Occupation: Medical Surgical Nurse
Favorite Verse: “Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” – Ephesians 3:20
Why this verse is important to Molly:
You ever have a dream bigger than you think possible? A desire you think can never be reached? A prayer you think is too big? A moment you think may not happen? All because of so many lies one believes?
I’m naturally an introvert. I process everything in my mind, before I expose it to the world. I value moments alone, to reflect, to re-fuel, and to just be. However, in my childhood, high school years, and even early college (and even moments today), I confuse being an introvert with lies and insecurities. Such list included:
“My thoughts and ideas are not worthy or valued”
“I’m just not good enough”
“I’m not smart enough to reach that goal”
“I don’t have confidence”
Some of these types of lies became part of my belief system. Trapping me into a corner of self-defeat. I had goals, visions, and zeal; however, something was stopping me for being all in! I’d ask questions: “Isn’t God bigger than my lies and disbelief’s?” “Doesn’t God power shine bright, when I am weak?” “Can’t we do all things through Christ who gives us strength?” You see, I knew it in my mind, it simply had not made it to my heart and into my belief system.
As I began to speak out my lies and cover them in prayer I found myself reading through Ephesians. I had read through Ephesians so many times in my past. I even had lead bible studies and researched the book of Ephesians. Yes, I can geek out sometimes over Greek and Hebrew meanings and the context of each passage. Caught me!
It was my freshman year of college. It was late. The lies seemed real. Ephesians 3. I noticed a verse had been underlined. “Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” – Ephesians 3:20
Why had I underlined this? The truth of this verse began to sink in! WOW! What? God doing WAY above what we ask? What we think? What if this verse was lived out everyday? This knowledge that God is ON our side, fighting for us, and is going to do ABOVE what we ask or even think! My mind exploded. My brain couldn’t comprehend. My excitement grew. I am called to so much more than the lies I am limited by. I am called to dream and dream BIG.
Over the years, this verse has exploded. When choosing to take time off college and go into full time ministry. God did WAY above what I could think or imagine. The way He grew me, taught me, and connected me. The moments I honestly thought nursing school was the hardest thing I was in — God strengthened me, gave me wisdom, gave me insight, and gave me moments in clinical situations to be Him. He did WAY above what I could even imagine was possible as a student nurse. Moments in friendships. Moments in heartache. Moments in joy. Moments of silence. Moments of stress. Moments of _____ – the list does goes on. In every moment I continue to find myself realizing God is ALWAYS doing so much more than I thought was even possible, because of His power working in me.
In each moment. In each day. In each year. God is doing WAY above.
So with each day I am confident in knowing even what I think, what I pray, and what I imagine…God will do exceeding abundantly above!
So what are we waiting for?