Fashioned For His Glory.

Many times people wonder – what was I created for? Why was I made? What’s my purpose on earth?

Now while many have attempted to answer and have proffered likely solutions and catchy anecdotes to this simple question, I would like to answer it by simply stating that ‘You’re here because God wants you here’. Yes, it’s actually as simple as that!

No one born on earth – dead or alive – had the privilege to chose the family they wanted to be born in [except Jesus, of course. But then again I’m sure Mary wasn’t the only virgin in Israel at the time so why not any of the others?] No one chooses their “destiny” or what they will become. It has all been preprogrammed. Yet there exists   an all-inclusive, universal factor that determines the total final output of any life – FREE WILL!

In all of life, God set a will in us to choose to love and obey Him or be separate from Him. It is a matter of choice to become what God would have us be or to choose to become whatever we want to be by our own making. God’s word gives us an insight into some of God’s plans for us and shows us who and what we are in Christ – Jer. 29:11, Col. 2:10, Rev. 5:10.

God’s original intent to make man in His image and likeness is not a forgotten plan or a misguided desire. He designed man for glory and splendor (Gen. 1:26-30); to be like Him. That’s why the prophet cried out in Isaiah 61, “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee [KJV]”. We have been in the dark for far too long. It’s time to arise, awake and shine bright. God’s glory is such that puts you in the spotlight (Matt. 5:14), it brings you to the center stage. So shine, radiate His glory. It’s your right in Christ!

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Celebrate your successes – no matter how small!

Do you go through life in a blur of activities? Running from pillar to post, searching for one thing or the other? Waking up at odd hours of the morning and not returning to bed until late. All for what?! Do we even know the difference between living and surviving anymore? Is it enough to make money, hustling and bustling daily without enjoying the little things of life or even have time to enjoy what you’ve achieved?

wpid-1-crossroadsI find myself at a crossroad – the desire to do more and achieve more engaging in a tug of war with my need to slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Some would think it folly to relax when you haven’t even began achieving anything in life, yet the truth is that, you need to celebrate the little successes and small baby steps you achieve constantly. It will enable you appreciate when the great strides come your way.