You Are Chosen
When you look at a newborn baby, what do you see?
Potential to do great things in this world.
All of the above?
What about when you look in the mirror? What do you see?
I hope you see that same miracle, God’s love, and potential when you look at yourself!
Regardless of our age, each and every one of us has the potential to become everything God wants us to be.
You may not be where you thought you would be at this point in your life, but you were chosen by God to live this journey that you’re on. The journey, the process, is essential for making you who God wants you to become. It may just take some patience…Hebrews 6:12 said, “…be like those who have faith and are patient. They will receive what God promised.”
When I look back at defeats, rejections, disappointments, and heartaches that I’ve gone through in my life, they were incredibly difficult to get through, but they made me a better person. When I saw others going through similar circumstances, I always thought back to what I went through and was more compassionate, more patient, and, hopefully, more loving.
Do you remember the story of David? At a young age, he was anointed as the next king of Israel. But instead of going straight to his final destination as king, God had him continue his work taking care of his father’s sheep.
It was boring, isolating, and lonely. But those years were essential for shaping David into the person and the king he was meant to become. That time was also important for something else: David proved to God that he was truly faithful.
So, just because you’re 40 (or 50, or 60, 70 or older…) and you’re not where you want to be in life, it’s important not to become discouraged. You still have the same potential you had when you were a newborn. Your current situation is not your final destination—God is just still shaping you. He chose this path for you for a reason and it’s a journey of faith where you must continuously trust in Him and His plan for you.
Remember 1 Peter 2:9, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.”