God does not create anyone to be villains in this story of life.

He creates each one of us to be good. He sends each of us to this specific time and place with certain gifts and a special mission.

Paul says it well when he says,

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Ephesians 2:10

Luke says,

“The God Who made the world and everything in it is The Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands.

And He is not served by human hands, as if He needed anything, because He Himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.

From one man He made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.”

Acts 17:24-26

He gave each one of us special gifts.

Paul says,

“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.”

1 Corinthians 12:4-6

God will never take back His Gifts. No one can take them. If you do not recognize your gifts, He will keep calling you until you answer.

Paul says,

“For God’s gifts and His Call can never be withdrawn.”

Romans 11:29

So since that is all true, why is the world in such a mess? Why is not everyone busily working to use their God given gifts and fulfill their mission to earth?

Satan cannot take your gifts. He cannot change your mission. But he can deceive and distract you. He can disguise himself pretty well. If you are not careful, you will end up working to fulfill his mission instead of your real God given mission.

Paul says,

“Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”

2 Corinthians 11:14

If we are not on guard, he can trick us into believing lies about ourselves and others.

Jesus said,

“He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”

John 8:44

Peter says,

“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

1 Peter 5:8

God is our Creator, Who created us for good and not evil. He does not want to devour anyone. God is love.

Take a few minutes right now and ask God to reveal to you who He created you to be.

And when you look at everyone else, remember God created them to do good works too. Call out the best in everyone you meet.

Hear what The Lord says to you and pass it on to the rest of His Creation.

I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued My Faithfulness to you.

Jeremiah 31:3

Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.

Isaiah 43:1

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future!”

Jeremiah 29:11

I invite you to begin your reflection by listening to this song about who you are.

Here is the link.


About carolynpriesterjones

Follower of Jesus, Seeker of Truth, Commentator on Life, Light Bearer, Water Carrier, one of God's Creations still under construction

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