1 Corinthians 9:26
I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
Are you certain?
How long have you been running this Christian race, moving from one person’s perspective about what you should do and how you should do it, to the next person’s perspective? It’s time to stop.
Ephesians 4:14 And then our immaturity will end! And we will not be easily shaken by trouble, nor led astray by novel teachings or by the false doctrines of deceivers who teach clever lies. (The Passion Translation TPT)
Is this the path you have taken because you really haven’t chosen to spend time with God? He can and will tell you who you are, then you can know for yourself.
Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to Me and I will answer you, and tell you [and even show you] great and mighty things, [things which have been confined and hidden], which you do not know and understand and cannot distinguish.” (Amplified Bible AMP)
Not knowing who you are causes you to waiver. It makes you seem doubleminded and therefore, untrustworthy.
James 1:8 [For being as he is] a man of two minds (hesitating, dubious, irresolute), [he is] unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything [he thinks, feels, decides]. (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition AMPC)
The worst thing you can do is allow someone else, who doesn’t know who they are and did not create you; give you instruction on how to be you. There is a book called The Richest Man in Babylon. It is about a man named Arkad. Arkad learned to go to the subject-matter expert when he needed something done. It was a great lesson learned for him because he got rich. Not only was he rich, he was the richest man in Babylon. You can use that same lesson and apply it to your life.
Who is the subject-matter expert on you? Where do you go to get the information you need to be effective in your life? You go to The Creator. You go to The One who shaped and formed you.
Psalm 139:13-16 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God, your works are wonderful! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you. The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day. (The Message MSG, edited)
God knew what He called you into being to do. He also knew what you needed to complete the task. He began the work in you before the foundation of the world. There’s no need to vacillate. He will complete the work He started.
Philippians 1:6 And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you. (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition AMPC)
Ask the heavenly Father to help you make your calling and election sure.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I thank You for settling in my heart and in my actions who I am. I repent for all the time I spent asking everyone else when I should have been asking You. Now, when I lack the wisdom to work effectively, to live effectively, to represent You effectively in the earth; I come to You. You give me wisdom. You won’t withhold any good thing from me. I can get everything I need from You. It is Your desire for me to prosper; to be who You designed me to be; to fulfill the thought in Your mind when You created me. You don’t want anything, other than the task You created for me to complete, to be my focus. I desire for You to be glorified with my life. I want to hear You say, “Well done”. When I want to know how I can bless You, You tell me. I must continually come to You to get the guidance and instruction I need. I must be sure of who You are, then I can be sure of who I am. When I am confident, I can be all You’ve created me to be…
Ask the Lord what He wants to say to you about today’s devotional and journal His response as described here.