I always feel awkward when someone says “You can be anything you want to”, because that’s not true. We do have limitations. We are not gifted in all areas of life. We don’t have equal opportunities. But thank God that’s not the end of it.
As MaxLucado has said: “You cannot be anything you want to be. But you can be everything God wants you to be”. That is SO true! We can be everything God wants us to be! God has beautifully created us and gifted us for his purposes! God not only loves you very much but he has glorious plans for you!
Every time we think of you, we thank God for you. Day and night you’re in our prayers as we call to mind your work of faith, your labor of love, and your patience of hope in following our Master, Jesus Christ, before God our Father. It is clear to us, friends, that God not only loves you very much but also has put his hand on you for something special. When the Message we preached came to you, it wasn’t just words. Something happened in you. The Holy Spirit put steel in your convictions.
(1 Thes. 1: 2-5, MSG)
What then does God want you to be? He wants you to be you. He wants you to use faith, hope and love in your everyday life. The key to find out your special calling is to pray. Count your blessings, evaluate your gifts, lay them down to Jesus. God will show you the way. Do your creative best in searching for and living your God-given calling.
But don’t only pray for the big picture. Pray each day to use your time right. Pray for guidance for your daily tasks. For example, I could not write my blog posts without God’s guidance. It’s like through prayer the Holy Spirit would activate my creative juices. We are not meant to struggle through life alone. God offers not only salvation but partnership in life.
Being dependent on God’s guidance is a way to make sure…
… we are embracing faith, hope and love in our lives.
… we are living in God’s will.
… we are becoming everything God wants us to be.
That’s how I want to live my life. How about you?
Come, be the Lord of our lives!
Guide us to use our time wisely.
Show us how to become everything you want us to be!
Come, be everything for us!
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: How have you found out what God wants you to be?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you search for and live your calling!
P.S. My Article “Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Spiritual Health” was published in the Christian Post over the weekend. Check it out and pass it on! Thank you!
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