I Peter 2:9 (NKJV) But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
Why do we so often miss the Purpose God intended for our lives? I think it’s because we settle for second best. We grasp at flashy substitutes instead of taking hold of the genuine article. I invite you to surrender all of your excuses today. But of course if you want to remain in the situation that has you limited and stuck by all means it’s your choice?
Be honest with yourself, and recognize where and how you need to change, grow, improve, or surrender. Change is the essence of life, and it’s worth the inconvenience, the difficulty, even the pain, because living is what God designed us to do.
My beloved family, and friends, stop for a moment and ask yourself if you are living into the life God planned for you, or merely existing. Take a moment and look at yourself and your surroundings. What skills or talents do you possess that could help to meet the needs around you? Change is the path to the full, creative, satisfying life God calls us to live.
Point to ponder “You can make the choice right now and start living instead of merely existing”. I may not be perfect but I am ready to live in the plan of God!
Pastor James Baker, Jr.