We should never forget how special and unique our life really is. There are many moments when we get down on ourselves because we think that we don't have anything special to offer. What we must realize and recognize and continuously remind ourselves is that God does not create anything without a purpose behind it. Our life is proof positive that we are alive this day because we are meant to accomplish something that no one else was born to accomplish. This happened with the prophet Jeremiah. He did not believe that he was meant for greatness, but the Lord wanted to encourage him and so we read in Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” Still Jeremiah doubted himself as we read in verse six with God answering him in verse seven “Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.” (1 Peter 2:9-10) (Jeremiah 31:3)
You may not feel that special at any given moment, but I assure you in God's sight, you are beloved, endeared and created to accomplish something great in life. You simply must not doubt your life's purpose and believe that greatness lies within your being. Believe that you are special and in confidence strive to become all that God has created you to be. Do not allow the pessimism of others to dissuade you, do not allow temporary detours to discourage you, but with faith filled determination face each new day with focus, vision and unwavering resolve that you will become all that God has created you to be. Believe in yourself as God believes in you and nothing shall be impossible. Always remember that you and God are a majority and whatever He has placed within your heart is attainable and achievable. Don't doubt, don't question, but believe and you will see miracles take place. (2 Corinthians 5:5-11) (Hebrews 11:6)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to believe in your uniqueness and see that your life has a purpose that is meant to be realized.
A BETTER WAY TO LIVE
Did you know...?
That Joan of Arc was only seventeen when she was riding at the head of the army that liberated France from the English?
That church reformer John Calvin was twenty-six when he published his “Institutes”?
That poet John Keats died when he was twenty-six?
That Shelley was thirty when he was drowned, but not before he left English literature his classic “Odes”?
That Sir Isaac Newton had largely discovered the working of the law of gravitation when he was twenty-three?
That Henry Clay, the “great compromiser,” was sent to the United States Senate at twenty-nine and was Speaker of the House of Representatives at thirty-four?
That Raphael painted his most important pictures between twenty-five and thirty?
That Mozart only lived to be thirty-five years old?
Maybe I'm just a late bloomer.
When I was a young man I wanted to make things happen. After a few years I realized I would have to content myself with watching most things happen.
Unfortunately, these days I usually have no idea what is happening.
Of course, most of us will never paint a masterpiece, write a classic or discover an important scientific principle. But why should we? We're each cut from a unique pattern.
Dick Van Dyke once told the story of a woman taking her nephew to her Catholic church. She whispered to him as they approached the pew: “Can you genuflect?”
“No,” he said, “but I can somersault!”
I wonder if he showed her right then and there. I can almost see him rolling down the aisle in a joyous celebration of the thing he CAN do, with no regard for genuflecting. the thing he cannot do.
Some people waste lives obsessing on that thing they cannot do, wishing they were more competent. And some measure the value of their abilities against those of others, wishing they could contribute in a bigger and better way.
You and I may never be a Mozart, a Raphael or a John Keats. But there are things you CAN do to bring beauty or joy or happiness to your world. Find them. Do them. Celebrate them. Rejoice in them.
I can hardly think of a better way to live.
By Steve Goodier
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
James 1:2-5 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
Psalm 23:1-4 “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.”
Psalm 37:23-26 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and He delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with His hand. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.”
Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: THE PROMISE
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Today’s Selected Testimony: GOD HAS BEEN FAITHFUL
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry