YOU ARE UNIQUE; YOU WERE MADE FOR A PURPOSE
A recent Tweet from Motivational Quotes: “The one thing you have that no one else has is you!” This is an important truth. Think about it. Why are you made as you are? There must be a purpose to it—to you!
I believe in the Bible, a book that has been around for over 2000 years; some people refer to it as God’s love letters to man! Many times, God spoke to young people who thought that God could have no purposeful use for them. Let’s look at them more closely:
JEREMIAH, as a child had an encounter with God which he wrote about in the Old Testament Book of Jeremiah, “The word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.’” Jeremiah listened and respectfully questioned God. Assured by God, he and went to fulfill his destiny. (Jeremiah 1:49.) If you listen to God and follow Him, He will show you your purpose!
DAVID, a youth, had an encounter with God which is written in the First Book of Samuel, verses 17:42:
“And when the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him, for he was but a youth, ruddy and handsome in appearance.” David had only a slingshot, the gigantic Goliath had armor and weapons—but the Goliath did not know God. David used his slingshot and slayed Goliath. God used David’s youth, clear head, and faith. Later, God made him king over Judah! God rewarded David’s faithfulness!
MARY was a young teenager, when she had an encounter with God. He sent his angel Gabriel to tell her, “The Lord is with you!” She was told not to be afraid. God had chosen her to bear God’s own Son, Jesus. Mary was confused. Who wouldn’t be? She asked questions; God answered them and she became the mother of our Lord. (Luke 1:26-26-33.) Because of her faith, Mary received peace and calming assurance that she could do this great thing!
Above are three of many instances where God has given young people a purpose. All three were young; all three asked questions of God; all three were led and assured by God that they could fulfill their purpose despite their youth; and all three believed in God.
God loves humility! It’s okay to ask questions of God. By asking, you are showing humility and giving God the opportunity to enlighten you. Throughout the Bible, God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.
Luke 11:9 tells us, “… ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened
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