God Has Placed a Call on Your Life!
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| Your hands shaped me and made me. Job 10:8
This Sunday we will continue our journey through the Book of Colossians. We will look at the purpose for which God created us.
As I look at God’s creation I have realized that God formed every creature on this planet for a specific purpose. Some animals run, some swim, some tunnel, and some fly. Each has a particular purpose and role to play based on the way they were designed by God. The same is true with us. Each of us is uniquely designed, or “shaped,” to do certain things.
Before architects design any new building they first question that they ask is, “What will be its purpose? How will it be used?” They ask that question because the intended function always determines the form of the building.
Before God created you, he decided what function or role he wanted you to play on earth. He planned exactly how he wanted you to serve him, and then he shaped you for those tasks. You are the way you are because you were made for a specific ministry.
The Bible says, “God creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.” (Ephesians 2:10-The Message) Other translations say that “We are God’s workmanship…” You are God’s handcrafted work of art. You are not an IKEA, assembly-line product, mass-produced without thought. You’re a custom designed, one-of-a-kind, original work of craftsmanship.
God intentionally shaped and designed you to serve him in a way that makes your life and ministry unique. David praised God for this incredible personal attention to detail God gave in designing each of us: “Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God – you are breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made!” (Psalm 139:13-14-The Message).
Not only did God shape you before your birth, he planned every day of your life to support his shaping process. David continues, “Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were prepared before I’d even lived one day.” (Psalm 139:16-The Message).
As we read these passages of scripture we realize that this means nothing that happens in our life is insignificant. God uses all of it to mold you for your service to him.
God never wastes anything. God uses everything in our lives. He would not give you abilities, interests, talents, gifts, personality, and life experiences unless he intended to use them for his glory.
I am looking forward to seeing you this weekend.