Would it be egotistical to say that you or I were one of God’s chosen. And if not. how is that?
We are told that God knew us before we were born . This is not a foreign idea. Should any of u design anything, we would have a concept, then probably a drawing, and many times a precise purpose for whatever it might be,
History would prove that much of what was useful was not the product of luck. It may be the result of experimentation; trial and error.
This, however, would not be the case with God’s intention as He formed us. We are no experiment or accident, God’s intention has been clear. We are fashioned in the image of His Son, Jesus.
That plan was clearly placed on the drawing board. However, as the vehicle of His grace and love, how we reflect His intent is a one-of-a-kind matter.
Having equipped us all with different forms of expression, different life-opportunities and challenges, we are left to find a way to deliver them.
If left to our own devices, we may never reach our own potential..How is it that we can cut through this confusion? We must listen to His voice. Often that voice is not audible ,but is communicated though sometimes very subtle ways. We must take the risk of response; often to the question; “What would Jesus do?” which implies the knowledge of scripture.
We search for God’s plan for our lives because we may never know it. Because we may never know fulfillment or completion. I wonder if that is not the most clever part of God’s mandate; that we never stop searching.
In my own life I find those pivot points, when I give up because of lack of response,thinking I was losing God’s endorsement, when in fact it was not that God quit on me, but that He intended everything. He could lift His finger and rely on my own sense of purpose….. to strengthen it.. Not in self reliance, but in confidence that He ,God, is a fundamental part of the learning curve. He may leave us with the implication that He comes and goes, when in fact He never leaves. He steps aside only to vision what we will do when we think we are abandoned,
His Holy Spirit; that he delivered into our daily consciousness is our mentor, our guide and source for encouragement.
He never sleeps.