“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
You are called on and set apart! God says it is true but do you believe it?
It seems like a bold statement because it is. The lies of the world will create doubt to make you think you are not special in the eyes of God. The world tells you that it is okay to give into your sinful desires because after all “you are not perfect”. While we are not perfect God tells us to be good, righteous, and holy as He is. To the world that is not realistic or what life should be like so it is not surprising that people will doubt you, downgrade your gifts, or even walk away from your relationship with them.
You are called on because God has chosen you specifically out of the world in order to glorify His kingdom. Do you remember that moment when you were saved? In that moment you had the most radical experience with God. It was so radical you or others may question if it really happened.
“But now, this is what the Lord says—he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”
WAIT, did you just see that…God has summoned you by name. Yes while God did call on you HIS words were that he “summoned you”. The Dictionary definition to summon someone states it in this way: “authoritatively or urgently call on (someone) to be present, esp. as a defendant or witness in a law court.”
God, the creator of all things, picked you to join Him in heaven for all eternity. He has not only called on you but He has done so with an urgent call. When I think of that fact alone I stand in awe. Not only does someone choose to spend time with you, God of all people is choosing to spend the rest of eternity with YOU. You mean that much to Him. He not only loves you but He likes you and chooses you specifically. There is this urgency because your life is like this courtroom and you are the witness in this court of law.
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit–fruit that will last–and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. -John 15:16
So the next time you wonder “what is my purpose?“… Remember that you have been given a great purpose by the Lord. You have been called out (summoned) of many people and set apart so that God’s will may be carried out. Your purpose doesn’t just affect people in your family it affects people generations after you. Your choices, your love, your forgiveness, and your life matter.