You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain. – John 15:16
As I was seeking God before one of my ministry trips, He clearly told me, “When you stand before My people, tell them they are not alone.” I believe He has the same message for you today. No matter how you feel, you are not alone—and you never will be!
At one time or another, we’ve all believed lies of the enemy: “You’re worthless”…“You’ll never be good enough”…“You’ll never amount to anything.”
Maybe you’ve suffered from abuse, toxic relationships, or failure. But whatever your life has been like until now, this truth can set you free: Jesus Christ has chosen you!
Perhaps you don’t think you deserve to be chosen. But Jesus didn’t choose you because of your worthiness. You’ve been chosen simply because He loves you and has a great purpose for your life. He’s prepared you for this moment in history, so you can bear fruit for His kingdom. You have important things to do!
The Bible says you’re a child of God, a saint, and His chosen servant. You have an amazing calling, and He has strategically positioned you to demonstrate the kingdom of heaven by your life. This is your destiny.
But perhaps you’ve done some things you regret, or there are things you’d like to change about yourself. Maybe you see your faults and even wish you were more like someone else.
However, remember this: Your life is not just a chance happening! When you were created, God didn’t haphazardly throw together a bunch of traits. He created you for a unique calling.
Believe what God’s Word says about you! Paul wrote, “We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10). The Greek word for “workmanship” is poiema, which can be literally translated “a work of art.” It’s the source of the English word poem.
In God’s eyes, you are beautifully designed and appointed to do great work here on earth. No matter what you may think of yourself at this moment, you are His priceless work of art!
The Lord is saying, “I don’t care what others say about you. I created you, and all I see is greatness. I created you to do things nobody else can do.”
Let God break the chains of doubt, fear, or low self-esteem off of your life.
The Bible is full of stories of ordinary people who were deemed failures by those around them. Yet God enabled them to do mighty things.
You don’t have to be a superstar. God is looking for faithfulness rather than flashiness. He can use anyone to shake the world through the power of the Holy Spirit!
No matter how ordinary you think you are, you are special to God. He doesn’t care how much money you make, how much influence you have, what you look like, how old or young you are, or how much or little education you have. All He needs is for you to know today that He has chosen you.
Let God break the chains of doubt, fear, or low self-esteem off of your life. He’s saying to you, “I want you to believe in yourself as I, the Lord your God, believe in you. Let Me give you My perspective on your life!”
Ben Cerullo has been named by Charisma Magazine as one of the “30 Emerging Voices” who will lead the church in the next decade. His ministry carries a powerful anointing and prophetic message. Traveling extensively, both domestically and internationally, he has spoken in more than 27 nations. God continues to use him to reach people with the Gospel, confirming His Word with signs following.
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