YOU ARE WHO GOD SAYS YOU ARE
God did not randomly decide to send Jesus to earth without any careful planning and preparation. The preparation for His coming happened over many centuries coupled with prophetic utterances from various prophets. His coming was a fulfillment of an accomplished purpose. Jesus was already destined for victory and success. This should tell you that God is not trying to find a purpose for your life only now, it is you that needs to find out. God is the originator and designer of that purpose, He already knows and has already prepared you for its accomplishment even before your were born. Remember that you had to be a winner in order to be formed in your mother’s womb. You raced against a million other brothers and sisters in order to fertilize your mother’s egg and you came first, that’s a mark of success already. It is the world that has been teaching you how to anticipate failure. When you were still a kid you believed you could do just about anything, but now that list is becoming shorter with every disappointment. Yet your Father in Heaven has never changed His position on you, you still remain His masterpiece and never meant to fail.
God is not looking around for skilled or rich or educated or smart people that He can depend on or use. God can use anyone irrespective of their ability. He is never dependent on human ability and strength. Stop thinking that God can never use you to do great or extraordinary works based on what you know about yourself or your shortcomings. What you look like in the natural cannot be a limitation from God using you for greater works. It is only what God has invested in you that really matters. It is all part part of your spiritual make up. Success is already part of your born again spiritual DNA. Through the new birth, God has given you the spirit of His son. You will always miss God if your focus is on your flesh, your human strength and abilities. Your pace or rate of growth and development in the past should not determine that of your future. We limit God when we try to figure out our potential for success in any given situation based on what we know about ourselves or our chances.
1 Corinthians 1:26-29 (NKJV Strong's)
26 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 28 and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, 29 that no flesh should glory in His presence.
THE BIRTH OF JESUS WAS NOT A CASE OF ‘TRIAL AND ERRO’R, IT WAS A CASE OF ‘MISSION ACCOMPLISHED’.
Galatians 4:4-7 (NKJV Strong's,)
4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” 7 Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
The time was right and the timing was equally perfect for His coming and victory was certain. Everything about you now in your spirit has a trademark of success and victory, don’t let the enemy deceive you out of it.
Isaiah 60:22 (NLT)
22 The smallest family will become a thousand people,
and the tiniest group will become a mighty nation.
At the right time, I, the Lord, will make it happen.”
THE TRUTH ABOUT YOU BEFORE YOU WERE BORN
You were born with a complete profile of you, the enemy has been trying to change it from the day you were conceived in your mother’s womb. That’s our lives’ battle.
Jeremiah 1:5 (NLT)
5 “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.
Before you were born I set you apart
and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”
I knew you - Your identity before God is not based on what You have become or what You can or cannot do by your own human strength and abilities, it is rather based on what You were meant to be. If I am a nobody today God still calls me a multimillionaire. God is not trying to make a choice today on whether He can use me, based on my strengths or skills. He is also not wondering which area he can use you in or what gifts And talents you have. Those have nothing to do with what He can do through your life. You are only expected to present my body as a living sacrifice. It is your faith, willingness and obedience that will determine what God is able to achieve through your life.
I Set you apart - separated, preserved and dedicated to a specific purpose in life. You are a vessel of honor in the house of your Father. The enemy’s strategy is to make you a vessel of dishonor.
I appointed you: by the time I was born, I was already assigned to a specific task. The opposition we often come across from childhood is directed against our assignment not our personality or ambitions. We ignorantly talk about what we want to do in life and not what we are called to do. Our biggest challenge in life is to align our thoughts and ways with His thoughts and ways.
Psalms 139:13-17 (NKJV Strong's)
13 For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother's womb.
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
Psalms 139:13-17 (NIV)
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!
GOD HAS NOT, AND WILL NEVER CHANGE HIS GREAT PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE!
You better take interest in knowing what it is and insist on getting that answer. That will mark the beginning of your walk of great grace.
Romans 11:29 (NIV)
29 for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.
Romans 11:29 (NKJV Strong's)
29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NKJV Strong's)
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
OUR MAIN CHALLENGE IS NOT FOUND IN OUR FAILURES AND INABILITIES, IT IS RATHER FOUND IN OUR FAILURE TO SEEK GOD WITH ALL OUR HEARTS!
Let this be you life’s mission, to seek God until you find Him, until you find His perfect will and purpose for your life. When that happens victory and success are guaranteed. We do this through spending time in the word feeding on His faithfulness and prayer, especially praying in the Spirit. The result of this will be such peculiar and powerful revelation and wisdom that the world or any man would ever give you.
“IF YOU ARE NOT USING YOUR FAITH FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE, YOU ARE NOT USING YOUR FAITH AT ALL. FAITH FEEDS ON THE IMPOSSIBLE.”
DR Bill Winston