And those He predestined, He also called; those He called, He also justified; those He justified, He also glorified. – Romans 8:30
Purpose is not supposed to be an ever-seeking, never-finding, illusive, impossible-to-grasp type of thing. God wants you to understand your purpose. Everything you’ve encountered – even the awful things – have been part of your journey. It’s easy to feel as if our imperfections disqualify us from being used by God in a mighty way, but let’s not forget that Jesus hand-selected everyday people to be His disciples. His mother Mary was incredibly young and must have felt unqualified for a task as massive as raising the Messiah. And then there was John the Baptist, who lived like a hippie in the woods but was the only one heaven anointed to baptize others and make a way for Jesus. God doesn’t use the same faulty, fickle standards of the world. He’s not looking for your accomplishments; He’s looking for your availability. However, entering a higher level of purpose with God will require a radical mind shift. The inner beliefs that got you where you are won’t get you into your promised land. It’s time to leave your comfort zone to access your glory zone.
Where do you feel God leading you next? How is insecurity or feeling unqualified getting in the way of you accepting your calling?
Lord, help me to be kind to myself and to find joy and purpose in my imperfections. You’ve recruited me because I’m worthy. Mature me, focus me, and equip me with the mindset needed to bring You glory. AMEN.
100 Days of Believing Bigger by Marshawn Evans Daniels