Daily Devotional – 6/25/15 “You are somebody!”

I’m going to be somebody … Nawl baby, I am somebody and so are you! Change your thoughts (past), your thinking (present) and your vision (future)! See, you are constantly saying what you’re going to be, do, buy, get, go, say, accomplish but baby what are you doing? “When I get some money,” “When I get this new job,” “When I get myself together,” “When I,” and “When I” but when are you? You do know that time isn’t going to wait for you, don’t you? You are aware of the fact that things aren’t going to just drop in your lap, right? Oh ok, I was just making sure. Listen beloved; you are somebody. You may not be exactly who you want to be at this very moment but get this … You could be what statistics say you were going to be, you could be strung out on drugs, a functional alcoholic with a problem you can’t break, you could have been the one abuse killed, the one cancer claimed, the one kidney disease captured, you could be walking the streets unaware of who you are, you could be a veteran of this country living with PTSD and not able to fully live after saving countless lives, you could be a mother or father living out of a hospital because your child is stricken with cancer, you could be behind prison walls, you could be confined to a nursing home, you could be confined to your bed because hospice has been called in, you could be homeless because your job laid you off and you had nothing and nobody, you could be searching garbage cans for your next meals, you could be a childless mother or father because your only child has been taken by violence, you could be a pastor of a church and still struggling to find yourself, you could be in ministry and the ministry isn’t in you, you could be …. so much more than what you are yet you are SOMEBODY!

How do I know? Oh, it’s because you belong to a man who says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations. (Jeremiah 1:5)” Yea, He was talking to Jeremiah then but He’s talking to us now! 1 Corinthians 8:3 says, “But the person who loves God is the one whom God recognizes.” Do you love God? And Romans 8:29-30 says, “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.” You are somebody. You don’t have to wait until someday. It’s now! Be the somebody God has called you to be!

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