Day 6 of 30 – Our True Identity Challenge
Dear Seeking Sister,
I am purposeful.
Let’s look at some purposeful synonyms: Focused, determined, decisive, resolute, firm, fixed, and persistent.
Do you feel purposeful? I have to admit, I don’t always, but when I do, I can relate to all of those synonyms.
As a Christian, there are many things that you can rely on as Truth. God having a purpose or even purposes for your earthly life is one of those truths.
Every day we are the hands and feet of God. He has a purpose for you in every day life. Stay present to God at all times. Stay present for all of your blessings, but also stay present for any purpose great or small He asks of you.
Being purposeful makes me think of a Jason Gray song I just love to belt out anytime I hear it on the radio.
About two or so years ago, I heard a message at Aldersgate United Methodist Church about being a child of God. Our Pastor told us to write down, “I Am God’s Child, Deserving of Love and Respect, and God Will Use Me to Change the World.” He then challenged us to read it every day for 30 days. I took that challenge seriously. I memorized the phrase and said it often to myself.
God will use me, is using me, and He will use you. We are doors as the song above declares. Take a cue from Samuel and say to God, “Speak, your servant is listening.”
Action: Write the following statement on a piece of paper or index card. Tape it to your bathroom mirror. Every time you look in the mirror read it out loud. When you say the last part, “God will use me to change the world”, think about how He might be directing you in big and small ways.
I Am God’s Child, Deserving of Love and Respect, and God Will Use Me to Change the World.
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (NKJV)
“Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.” (MSG)
“For we are of God’s making, created in union with the Messiah Yeshua for a life of good actions already prepared by God for us to do.” (CJB)
[The 30 Day True Identity Challenge comes from Tiffany Dooley’s Mirror Mirror message from The City Church]