Live your unique life
But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’ ” Romans 9:20
Who were you created to be? What is your purpose? As a born again, child of God, He created you especially for some significant reason. He has gifted you with talents and abilities that are intended to be used to glorify God by bringing others to Him to be part of His family.
If you are anything like I was, you may not know what you can be doing to lead others to your Father. Maybe you have even tried to fit into someone else’s calling. Maybe you are of the mindset that there are only 5 different ministries and you have to fit into one of those categories. Yet as hard as you try, you just cannot seem to find your planned place.
Today’s scripture talks about this idea that God created each of us for His purpose and to accomplish His works here in the world while we are here. He doesn’t want us to try to be like others or try to do ministry that fits into the pattern of the religious. He wants us to glorify Him right where we are. By submitting to Him each day and offering up our lives as a living sacrifice, we make ourselves available for His plan and His glory. We are not born into this world to be a child to grow up, get a career and work for 50 years to make enough money to survive until we die. We are here to impact the world around us. Yes, we go to work and yes, we earn a living, but that is not the purpose for our existence. Our purpose and God’s plan is to be His child that loves, honors and glorifies Him by loving and serving the people He places around us each day. This is good news! You no longer need to wonder where do you fit and what should you be doing? Love and serve the ones God brings your way and new doors will open each day as you submit your gifts and abilities to Him before you start.
Today I want to encourage you to submit your life and your will over to the plan and purpose of God for your life. Don’t try to copy or imitate other ministries that appear to be successful. Do the unique thing God has planned for you. Then you will find true freedom and satisfaction in life and then you will have joy and contentment in knowing that you are living the life you were created to live.
Today’s scripture reading: Romans 9:6-33