There are so many times in my life when I feel extreme weakness and lack of ability to do what God has given me to do for Him. I remember deep desires that came early in my life. There were men around me who had given themselves to serve the Lord, and I wanted to be like them. It seemed impossible for me ever to measure up, but they kept encouraging me.
Having been born with a disability, my goals always seemed out of reach. Through my teen years and into my twenties and thirties, my spirit of complaining was a great hindrance. A few of these godly men reminded me that God had designed me perfectly for His purpose and would accomplish through me what He wanted, only if I accepted His design.
That became a turning point in my life. God had to remind great men like Abraham and Moses; “I have made you…” (Genesis 17:5; Exodus 7:1). This was true of the prophet Jeremiah (6:27) and Ezekiel (3:17; 12:6). Each one was made and designed by God for a unique purpose in their day to the people they were placed among.
As I turned the attention away from my uniqueness to the plan and purpose of God, I gave more of my energy and capacity to His plan and purpose. I often fail in this, but the grace of God keeps bringing me back to John 15:16; “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide” (John 15:16).
Are you living for God’s purpose? Not your agenda!
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