We often have dreams of what we can accomplish and deal with what others pressure us to become, but what about God’s desires? Here are four things God has called you to be.
Peter classifies the disciples of Jesus into four uniquely helpful categories. These descriptions reveal more of whom God has called us to be.
9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.1 Peter 2:9-10
God actually desires us! It is incredible to realize that the great and glorious Almighty God knows everything about how weak and dysfunctional we are, and He still wants to be in a relationship with us.
He is the grand initiator; we have not scared Him off. We do not serve a God who needs us, but we are invited by the One who wants us.
When Jesus invites us into his work, we are not about some low-level tasks of meaningless purpose. The King of all kings has sought us to engage in using our lives and legacies for the work of the Kingdom.
No matter your vocation, God wants you to see those opportunities through the filter of how He could use you there.
As a holy nation, God intends that we be people who are set apart for His purposes. Our lives should be distinguished from the world – not so that people marvel at us, but so that people would seek Him.
No matter what the nation of our citizenship on earth, our heavenly citizenship prepares us for another country where the banner of Jesus will wave eternally.
A People for His Possession
We no longer belong to ourselves (1 Cor. 6:19). Since Christ purchased us with His very own blood, we belong to Him and His purposes.
In any other scenario, this arrangement would seem to enslave, but it is actually the most liberating truth in the world. We don’t work to earn His love; we work because we already have it. We belong to Him, meaning our decisions find purpose in our connection with Him.
Take some time today to pray through each of these concepts for you and those close to you.