Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well” (Ps. 139:14).
READ: Psalm 139:13-18
In Exodus 2:1-2, after Jochebed conceived, Moses was born. That great, God-glorifying vision you have conceived for your life shall be born in Jesus name. Another lesson from this story is that nothing happens by chance. There is a stroke of divine touch in every seeming random event. The birth of Moses was not an accident (Ex 6:20). There was a void – the need to salvage the Israelites from Egyptian slavery of 430years. God had a purpose for Moses. In fact, he was born out of necessity. He was born to fill a gap. He was born to solve a problem. In the same vein, your birth is no accident. You were not just born to add to the number of earth’s men and women. You are wonderfully and fearfully made (Ps. 139:14). Do you know that there is something unique about you? There is something special in you that will make the world regard you. No matter how poor, neglected, or downtrodden you are, you have what it takes to be at the top.
The tendency is for people to look down on you. They will evaluate you based on their yardsticks and write you off. They will say you can never make it to the top. They will say you can never make it in life. Don’t believe their lies! Whenever somebody or situation tells you that you are less than who God says you are, then return to God’s word and verify, for the picture of who you are is in the Bible. Anything that falls short of that picture must be rejected; such is not your potion. Always believe and confess what God has spoken concerning you.
You are bundle of solutions! You are a solution to your world! Believe it or not, like Moses, there is a problem that only you can solve. Do you know that there are certain souls that only you could lead to Christ? If you fail to do so, such souls will go to hell. There is a gap that only you can fill; you are indeed unique. To discover and fulfil your purpose on earth, you need to have a personal relationship with the One who has the blueprint for your life—the Lord Jesus Christ. Study His Word and live by it. Pray regularly, asking for His direction in all your ways. Never think about the negative impression people have about you. You shall succeed in life.
Father, let me know my purpose on earth and help me fulfil it.
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