Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"For I have chosen you,’ declares the Lord Almighty"

Haggai 2:23

New International Version (NIV)
23 “‘On that day,’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘I will take you, my servant Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you,’ declares the Lord Almighty.”

You are chosen! Doesn't that thought just make you giddy on the inside? It does me. And though I don't always know what I am chosen for I know that I AM CHOSEN. I am chosen by God to be light for him, a voice to others with his word, and teacher to my children to lead them through his word. I am chosen! 

But being chosen is hard sometimes. Think about it. You know that you are chosen by God and that means a lot but hey, what if I fail? What if my words or my actions have the opposite affect of what I want them to have? This is tough stuff! But you know what, it's okay. God chooses us before we are even born. He sets us apart and he knows the plans he has for you. He tells us this in Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 1:5

New International Version (NIV)
Before I formed you in the womb I knew[a] you,
    before you were born I set you apart;
    I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.

Jeremiah 29:11
New International Version (NIV)
11 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.

God knows what he is doing. SO even if you feel like you are failing you aren't! Your life may feel like it is falling apart all around you but really in the grand scheme of things it isn't. It is just following in God's plan for you. I know that it doesn't seem like that all the time, believe me I know, but in the end you will see the good of it. And you know what, you will be a stronger person for it. Just don't give up. Don't turn away from God. Keep praying. He has chosen you for his plan. HE HAS CHOSEN YOU! 

So when life seems like it is unfair and it can't keep going this way- Pray. Give it over to the Lord and know that he has this. You are his plan. Let him use you the way he needs to and go willingly. 

Take this with you today and remember that you are chosen. You are loved. You are part of a bigger plan. God is ALWAYS with you. 

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