When God created YOU, He did so on purpose.
~ He thought you up, from your hair color to your shoe size.
~ He determined the date of your entrance onto the stage of planet earth.
~ He placed you in your family because they had something you needed.
~ And He allowed those things to happen because they’d equip you for what is coming next.
And no matter what you think, you’re here for a reason.
~ You aren’t an accident (even if that’s what you’ve been told).
~ You aren’t a cosmic collision (even if that’s popular belief).
~ You didn’t evolve (even if that’s being taught).
And regardless of how inadequate you may feel, you have a call on your life.
~ God wants you to say yes to that thing – the one that scares you because it’s so out of your comfort zone.
~ God hopes you’ll silence the not-good-enough messages that whisper, “No, you can’t.”
~ Because God wants your life to point others to Him.
You see, there is something only you have to offer the world. Believe me, no one else has the same mix of awesome-sauce that you do.
But if you choose to sit back…
~ If you determine it’s too risky.
~ If you decide it’s too costly.
~ If you think you’re ill-equipped.
~ If you say “no” because you’re afraid or overwhelmed.
… then we all miss out on what God gave you to share with the world. Big bummer, dude.
Or if you don’t…
~ move past your mess (come on, it’s time).
~ break out of your pity-party ways.
~ stop playing the victim.
~ break the cycle of self-destruction.
~ and realize it’s not all about you.
… then your testimony won’t encourage others to trust God in their circumstances. They may see Him as weak and powerless.
And if you’re…
~ waiting for the right time.
~ waiting for the right conditions.
~ waiting for the right opportunity.
… then you’ll be waiting forever. (Now that’s truth right there.)
But what if instead, you quit making excuses for your unbelief?
What if you stopped wondering if you heard God right, and take that next step? (Geeze, if we err, let’s at least err in favor of our faith.)
What if you believed you are who God says you are instead of being a poster child for self-loathing?
Sweet one, God made you on purpose… with purpose… and for a purpose.
And. you. are. awesome.