But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference He made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted. 1 Peter 2:9-10 (MSG)
As I sit to write, fingers hovered over my keyboard, head bowed in prayer, the old doubts try to sneak their way in. ‘Why bother wasting your time’ springs into my mind.
What timing for the enemy to attack when this verse so clearly tells me why I am to write, and why you, too, are to do what He has called you to do.
Beloved, you were CHOSEN — on purpose. To serve Him and His children. To do what He desires you to do, and to speak out about the freedom you now walk in as His Beloved.
For He has brought you and I out of the shadows of night, and into the bright light of His Presence.
Once nobodies, we now are known.
Once orphans, we now have a Home.
Once rejected, we’ve been claimed as His own.
Once outside, we now are accepted and brought inside.
We are now set free to speak to others of the wonders He has made of our lives.
What lies of the enemy do you need Christ to crush once and for all? Invite Him to empower you with boldness to share what He has done for you, to free you to be who He designed you to be!
May the truth that I am Yours take root until it blooms in praise and adoration as I share You with all who will listen!
This post first appeared over at Remade Ministries: http://www.remadecommunity.org/chosen-to-speak/