Sunday, January 20, 2013

God has created you to be you.

The LORD has made everything for His own purposes.
Proverbs 16:4 (NLT)

Have you ever wondered why “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren was one of the best-selling books of all time?  Could it be deep down we all desire to know that we were created for a purpose?  We all want to be great.  To leave our mark.  To do something significant with our life.

In a TED talk a while back Rick Warren said, “Some people have the misguided idea that God only gets excited when you’re doing “spiritual things,” like going to church or helping the poor, or, you know, confessing or doing something like that. The bottom line is, God gets pleasure watching you be you.”

God has created you to be you. Regardless of what you think or feel about yourself, God has created you with value, worth, and a purpose. He has given you talents. He has given you gifts. He has orchestrated your life. He has provided you with various experiences, opportunities, creativity, and a circle of influence that is unique to you.

What are you doing with what you have you been given by God? Are you seeking to make yourself great, or are you seeking to make Jesus great by serving him and others?