“I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast!
And when I run I feel his pleasure.” ~Eric Liddell
That is not me. God did not make me fast. I was the kid picked last for every team, but…
I am equipped.
I’m equipped for His plans and purposes for me. And you are too.
You are perfectly designed, custom made by God and for God. And every day you are being equipped by Him and for Him.
“You weren’t an accident. You weren’t mass produced. You aren’t an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the earth by the Master Craftsman.”
I’m not a runner. It’s funny. I never believed I was a writer either. I avoided writing whenever possible. The whole outline, sentence structure, paragraph formal writing thing . . . well, just ask my English teachers. Nope. Not equipped for that either.
I’m a talker. (Thankfully, I’m a listener too, but that’s another post.) In recent years I’ve learned that talkers make pretty good bloggers. Bloggers write like they talk. They share their hearts. They write their passions.
And my passion is Jesus. Not formal churchy religion part, but the love, grace, and mercy . . . the person. Jesus, the One who pieced me together after I was completely broken. The One who never stopped loving me when I stood at the tree and believed the lie. I have blessings to shout. Not stuff blessings.
Love blessings. Grace blessings. Mercy blessings.
I’ve always been an equipped talker. Just ask my dad. Whew. My poor parents. The thing that amazes me is how I’m now equipped with a story. Not a story about me. But one of a Savior.
I love how we are each equipped with gifts and abilities, yes . . . but also with stories. Unique experiences good and bad, successes and failures, joys and sorrows, hurts and healing each part equipping us to share truth. Our truth. But more than that.
Truth that never leaves us alone. On the mountaintop or in the pit. He’s there with us. Celebrating or reaching out. He’s beside us as our stories are written.
Author Rick Yancey wrote:
“God doesn’t call the equipped, son. God equips the called. And you have been called.”
We’ve been called and with every day we are being equipped for God’s plans and purposes for us. Plans of love. Plans of a future filled with hope. Even the disasters can be turned around by Him. Because He is with us and we are with Him every equipping can be used for Him.
Take a close look at your story today. How has God used it to equip you for this time and place? How can you use His equipping for His glory?
Now may the God of peace—
who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus,
the great Shepherd of the sheep,
and ratified an eternal covenant with His blood—
may he equip you with all you need
for doing His will.
May He produce in you,
through the power of Jesus Christ,
every good thing that is pleasing to Him.
All glory to Him forever and ever! Amen.
Father, thank you for equipping me for Your plans and purposes for me. Thank you for caring about each of us personally. Forgive me for the times I think of You as distant or uninvolved. Your promises tell me you are always with me. Always active. Always equipping. Help me to do Your will with joy and thanksgiving. Help me to use my story to bring glory to You. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
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