You and I are called to be faithful. We're called to faithfulness in lots of areas but let me focus on three for the next few days. First, be faithful to who God created you to be. Here’s the deal, the Scripture is clear that God has a specific plan for each one of our lives. Listen to what it says in the book of Jeremiah.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT) says...
We buy into this idea for ourselves and we even bombard our kids with it as they grow up. We say things like, "You can be anything you want to be." or "The world is wide open, the possibilities are endless." While I agree and understand the heart of these statements, we run the risk of missing the calling that God has placed on each of our lives. What if in the midst "our" dreams and "our" plans we miss what God has for us.
According to Jeremiah, God already has a specific plan and purpose for each of our lives. What about His plan? What about the fact that as God was knitting you together in your mother’s womb, He was also mapping out your future. Where you would go to school, where you would work, who your friends would be, and who you would marry, how you would serve Him.
God didn’t just create you and I to exist, He created us to be someone special, with special plans and a special personality and a special set of abilities and when we develop this idea that we’re supposed to just float through life and see what happens, we are not being faithful to who God created us to be.
Moses from the Bible was a great example of this idea. God had a specific plan for what He wanted Moses to do with his life, He wanted Moses to lead the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt and out of their slavery.
Exodus 3:1-12 (NLT) says…
Now in fairness, Moses goes a little overboard here with the back and forth with God but don’t miss the principle. Have a conversation with God. Listen to what God is calling you to be. Ask questions, seek clarity, get some clear answers and then do it.
The first step in being faithful to who God created you to be is to ask God, “God, who did you create me to be?” The Bible says, “Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be open to you.”
Are you being faithful to what and who God has created you to be?