So many of us walk around aimlessly for a long portion of our lives trying to figure life out. Or we have an idea of what “we want to be when we grow up” but that idea either changes or situations in life deter us so that dream takes a long time to fulfill or it never happens.
No matter what “job” we acquire in life, know this: We were created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27) and for His glory (Isaiah 43:7). So many of us get lost in the title our vocation gives us, where we live, what we drive, and how much money we make that ‘glorifying God’ becomes secondary or lost altogether.
Life has a way of making “situations” more powerful than who God says we are. But, the Word of God tells us that we are chosen, holy, blameless, adopted, blessed, beloved, redeemed, and forgiven (Ephesians 1:4-7), if we choose to believe in God’s only true Son.
And, anything we need, anything we are to do, and anything we lack—all we have to do is connect to the source of all things: God. (Exodus 28:3; Exodus 35:3, Psalm 2:8) For those of us who choose to stay close to Him and obey Him, we will lack nothing (2 Chronicle 6:16).
But, we are all human beings—we struggle with receiving the power of God and fully believing that we are “all” the things listed above: chosen, holy, blameless, adopted, blessed, beloved, redeemed, and forgiven more often than not. Hence why it’s important to stay close to the Word while we “do” life and not become so occupied in “the doing” of life we forget the why (Luke 10:40-42).
God created us to fulfill a purpose, and we must stop doubting this truth. Me, you, yes you, were created for such a time as this (Esther 4:14). It doesn’t matter what you’ve done or what the circumstances look like, God changes the outcome of everything (Matthew 19:26).
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