What We Were Meant To Be
While watching the movie a few days ago a statement was made in the movie that caught my attention. The man said “It's okay to think about who you want to be until it's time to be who you were meant to be”. This sentence had quite an effect on me as I listen to it. I found myself examining my life and wondering just how long I would only think about who I would like to be. The longer I focused on It, the more I realized that we can spend countless hours in dreaming and wishing and hoping.
We could spend lifetimes trying to figure out what we would like to be, many times completely and totally turning away from what we were meant to be. God has a divine purpose for each man and woman boy or girl. He's designed you specifically for his good pleasure according to Philippians 2:14 “for it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure”. When we begin to understand that this is not just an overall control of our lives, but it is a blessing from the divine creator, we will be able to better take hold of destiny.
As I research Scripture I find that God has an application for my talent and my gifting in this Earth. Where I am today is a part of that divine directive. Even though it may look like I've made these decisions myself, God's hand has been on me. My main goal should be to find the place that causes God to be filled with pleasure because of me. As we look into Ephesians the first chapter we find that it says that that we have been “predestinated unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself”. As we look at this Scripture we realize that God had foreseen who we were, why we were, how we would exist, and how we would coexist. I can't find it within myself to achieve the high and lofty things that God would have me to achieve. My power to have what God said I could have does not come from me it comes directly from him.
Looking toward him and understanding that his pleasure truly has to do with my destiny is incredible. Therefore the destiny that I have will bring pleasure to God and will then bring prosperity, blessing, and favor to me. As long as I believe God is on my side I will accomplish everything he has laid before me. When I begin to accomplish these things, I will find a complete peace in my life.
As long as I simply see my life in the future, always only in the future, I will be hard pressed to find good pleasure for me or for God. There comes a time when you pull out all the stops to you go toward God full bore, full press. We see in Deuteronomy 8: 17 that God spoke to his people and said that they would someday look at themselves and say” I've done this on my own”. Verse 18 makes the statement that changes the entirety of how we see our life. Verse 18 says, “Remember the Lord thy God for it is he that give the power to get wealth that he may establish his covenant which he swear unto thy fathers, as it is this day.”Now, we see that the word power in itself is a word that means to be firm or to have the vigor. It represents that we have the strength, ability and endurance to achieve what comes next.
We see then that it precedes the word wealth. Therefore it is attached to the word wealth. The attachment of the word power to the word wealth brings forth the true identity of the word. Wealth is extremely powerful. As you look at the word wealth it actually means a force or an army. It also means resources, virtue, and valor. So we see that this wealth is connected to people and to have favor with people, wherever we may be. So God intends for us to be a leader of people and to change people's lives so as to achieve my divine goal. So it's time for me to look to God and ask for directions and see what God has meant for me to be. It's time for me to gather up the resources of people, the resources of valor, and the resources of strength and achieve what God said I can achieve. So my friends, it's time to simply stop thinking about what we would like to be and become what we were meant to be. And in God we shall do that!