When you know what God has called you into, you won’t get distracted by things people want from you. God has gifted you and anointed you for things that are greater than you because He loves you. When we don’t know what we’re created for and what we’re supposed to be doing, we’ll be easily distracted by things the wrong people want us to be doing. Over the past few years I’ve had prophetic words from church leaders, encouragement from strangers, and words of knowledge from unbelievers give me vision for my life that aligns with desires in my heart I’ve never shared with them. Confirmation, through the mouth of many, fuels the fire for the vision and destiny God has planned for us.
One of the problems we have when we’re not confident in what God created us for, is that we lose sight of our vision because of too many good opportunities. You can be good at many things, but you can only be great at a few things. Saying “yes” to the call of God on your life means saying “no” to good opportunities that take us away from God opportunities. Over the past several months, I’ve had many people present good opportunities to me that confused me because they took me away from the vision God gave to me. Victims are drawn into any opportunity because they’re self worth is based on whatever they can get, but sons and daughters of God are only drawn to the right opportunities because they’re self worth is based on everything Jesus said and did.
If God has called you to be a doctor, you will say no to being the president. If God has called you to be a missionary, you will say no to working at Walgreens. If God has called you to be married, singleness wasn’t designed for you, but it’s a preparation that catapults you into a marriage that demonstrates to the world, through you, that Jesus is alive and wants to use those that are willing to respond to the call. When you know who you are and what you were created for, you will not go in just any direction, but you will only respond to the direction that aligns with the vision that helps you impact the next generation. You weren’t created to be good, you were created to be great, not for your sake, but for the sake of the world.
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