Functioning like the masterpiece you are

By Dave Henning / February 3, 2021

“You can help yourself begin feeling like the masterpiece you are by functioning like the masterpiece you are.  God . . . didn’t create you just so you could look good in the mirror, turn heads, stimulate minds, make a lot of money, or make people laugh.  He gave you your gifts, personality, and strengths so you can fulfill your calling. . . .  You are here to fulfill your destiny.”- Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans concludes Chapter 1 of Discover Your Destiny as he underscores that you’re a masterpiece.  Whether you feel like one or not!  Because, Tony counsels, he’s not talking about your feelings.  Rather, he’s talking about you.  Certainly, you may feel like a failure.  But God calls you His workmanship, created for good works.  Dr. Evans continues:

“That’s the reality ;you need to focus on when your feelings tell you something else.  God will raise your feelings up to your destiny; don’t lower your destiny down to your feelings.  Every day, recite to yourself what God says about you.  This is one of the most important things you can do until your feelings catch up to the facts.”

Above all, Dr. Evans stresses, God’s already determined the destiny for your life.  So the burden fails to fall on you.  Thus, your only job = walk in that destiny.  Therefore, grasp the truth that God intentionally created you in Christ Jesus for works God already prepared.  As a result, that grasp changes your life and the questions you ask.

So, rather than figure out everything, you need to figure out only one thing – God’s plan for you.  Focus on that and walk in what God’s already prepared for you.

Finally, Dr. Evans exhorts:

“God hasn’t equipped you to fulfill someone else’s destiny.  He has a destiny just for you.  You will never be completely satisfied until you are fulfilling your own destiny.  What is your destiny?  The choice is not yours to make.  Instead, it is a reality that is yours to discover.”

Today’s question: What keeps you from functioning like the masterpiece you are?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “Kingdom agenda – God’s comprehensive rule”

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