Do You Feel Chosen?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I know there are days (too many to count honestly) when not only do I feel not chosen, but I just feel plan unequipped.

Unequipped to be a mom, unequipped to be a spiritual leader, unequipped to be a business owner, heck, many days I even feel unequipped to be a friend.

Yet the Bible tells us that as children of God, as believers in Jesus Christ, we are not only chosen by God, but also well equipped to do His work through the power of the Holy Spirit.

But the question is, do you ever really feel chosen?

I know that the only times I ever actually feel chosen and equipped are when I'm seeking God, praying, and reading His Word. If, for even a few days, I slip away from living in a relationship with God, that's when I feel not only unequipped, but completely ill equipped (like I have nothing at all to offer).

King David was also one who appeared at the surface to be very unequipped to do what God had in mind for him to do. He was a shepherd who had numerous other brothers who seemed much more equipped to be anointed by God.

But God sees things that others don't. He is the one with the plan for us. He is the one who equips us with power of His own.

God appointed, anointed, and empowered David to do great things for the kingdom of God. He chose David and then empowered him to do good works.

So how do we remain in a place where we feel not only chosen, but also empowered to fulfill what God has chosen for us?

By remaining in Him.

It is far too easy to slip away from His guidance, to slip away from His Word, and to slip away from His purpose for our lives.

We have to seek Him; we have to be in His Word, and we have to do it daily.

I know, it's so much easier said then done. With work, kids, and life in general, sometimes the first thing to go is our relationship with Christ. We know He's there. But we all too often don't do enough to stay close to Him so that we can feel the empowerment that He has provided for us, and so that we, like David, can do the things that He has chosen us to do.

May you rest in Him this week. 16 of a year of writing.....

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