Remember, that you are a child of God. You are blessed with every spiritual blessing. You were chosen before the foundation of the world. You are holy and without blame before God. You were predestined to be adopted by God. You have been made accepted by God. You are redeemed through the blood of Christ. You have been forgiven for your sins. You are so worthwhile and all-embracing precious that He was sovereign and gracious enough to adopt you! YES – even YOU! Get to know your Abba, Father….Get to know your Daddy! He’s the only one that will show you what you couldn’t see…He’ll speak to you and tell you what you couldn’t hear!
You know – I’ve read a few different Christian books…I’ve read The Purpose Driven Life….the one titled, What on Earth Am I Here For? and maybe a couple of others after that, but you know what? I was searching for a book or someone to tell me what my purpose was. I wanted something in black and white to tell me exactly, word-for-word what I was supposed to do. The problem was I didn’t know who I really was. At the same time, I had such a fear of the Lord that I knew if I died and went to heaven and He looked at everything I did, He may not be fully satisfied or fully pleased. Yes, I was saved, baptized, filled with the holy ghost and could speak in tongues – but I knew there was more. I knew I had more work to do. I think I was neglecting Him even though I went to church every Wednesday and every Sunday….even though I sang, shouted, and cried during praise and worship. It wasn’t enough. All I knew was that I wanted God to be happy with the work I do while I’m here. I want to hear Him say, “well done, good and faithful servant” when I meet Him in heaven….that’s what I want to hear. Even, now – I stop and listen more to the words that come out of my mouth after I speak. I pay close attention to my actions more because I know He’s keeping a record of everything I do and my fear is that He won’t be pleased. So, everyday I ask that He use my mouth to speak through me…..that He use my hands and feet so, that everything I touch will glorify Him. It wasn’t until recently, that I was able to quiet everything around me and fully search my soul and ask God to reveal Himself even more to me. I began to work on developing a better friendship with Him. When I did, He was able to speak to me and use me as an instrument. I will never take the credit for anything I do – because it will never be for me. It will always be for the glory of the Lord.
My question to you is – Do you know who you are? Do you know your position? Do you fully understand your responsibility? Do you comprehend the astounding things that God called you to be? If you are a believer who trusts in Jesus Christ, you can’t truly see yourself as God sees you unless you know who you are! The relationship He wants with you is very special. He desires to have an intimate relationship with you – not just an occasional relationship, but intimate meaning – faithful, very private, and confidential. He wants the deepest most vulnerable and honest part of you. What He has planned for you is hidden and it’s for you and you alone, but you must understand that it’s a privilege. You and I will never be deserving enough, but He loves us that much. So much that we can call Him – Friend and Abba, Father – Daddy!
“He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will,” Ephesians 1:5
“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” Psalm 143:10
“Guide me in your truth and teach me; for you are the God who delivers me. All day long I have waited for you.” Psalm 25:5