What is it exactly that God created you to be?
Do you know?
If you do,
Are you living up to it?
If you do not know,
Would you like to?
I’ve reposted a quote from a post by Billy Coffey.
A post I read at the beginning of the year.
Here closer to the end of the year I am re-reading and re-evaluating.
Having just returned from an amazing conference in California held by Aglow International,
My thoughts return again to this topic.
Billy said something in this post that caught my attention.
My mind goes in and out and around this thought many times over during the course of a year, a month, a week or even a day.
The old sound track of my life tries desperately to play yet again.
Here’s the quote;
“He said something else to me then. It was soft and swallowed by the wind, but I think he said that he will always win so long as we believe we are ordinary. I’m almost positive that’s what he said.”
It is my firm conviction that even when we think we know what God created us to be, that we do not, oy, cannot understand it.
We fall in to believing we are ordinary.
You fill in the blank.
I can stand firmly in this because I have known for a while what my calling is.
That thing about me that is not ordinary.
I can also say that God , in His revelatory nature,
is adding more to this knowledge slowly.
He is revealing more of Himself in me slowly over time.
As I go.
As I can handle it.
As I process it and re-process it.
As many times as it takes for me to understand each point He is trying to make.
Then we move on.
When I get it,
We move on to the next.
The time between one revelation and another seems to be shrinking.
Maybe I am more open to the process or maybe,
The time of His coming is near,
and there is much to be done.
Here are some Bible verses for you to consider.
Does one or more of them “jump off the page” to you?
Does one stir something in your heart?
Does one make you want to find out more about it?
Go with that.
Look it up in all the versions of the Bible you can find for a clearer picture of what it is that God is saying concerning you.
His amazing creation. (That would be you!)
Read it over and over again.
Until it sinks in and makes its home in your heart.
Have you been told you are of little or no worth?
Psalm 139:14 NIV 1984 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Have you been “un-chosen” all your life?
Colossians 1:27 NIV 1984 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Has there been no one to truly love you?
Song of Solomon 6:3 ESV I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.
Have you struggled finding your place of belonging?
Romans 9:25 ESV As indeed he says in Hosea, “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’ and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’”
Have you felt weak in your body or your mind?
1 Corinthians 1:27 KJV But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.
Has the pain been too much to bear?
Isaiah 61:3 New KJV To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”
Could your victory story be the one to comfort another and draw them into victory for themselves?
2 Corinthians 1:4 New KJV who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
Are you ready to give up?
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV 1984 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
My prayer is that the words here will begin a new sound track in your heart and mind.
Allow God to speak to you through the Holy Spirit.
His answers may appear on the printed page.
His answers may appear in some social media you visit.
His answer may appear through some “chance” encounter with someone.
His answer WILL come by reading His Word, the Bible,
with the intent of knowing Him better.
Remember ~ You are NOT ORDINARY.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
You are made with a purpose.
You can read the rest of Billy’s post here; http://www.billycoffey.com/2012/01/new-years-with-the-devil/
You can find out more about Aglow International by visiting here; http://www.aglowinternational.org/
You can find many Bible versions here; http://www.biblegateway.com/
Fearfully and wonderfully made