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“You Were Born for This”

I find no sweeter place on earth than when I’m reading God’s word, listening to one teach/preach about Jesus, and worshiping our Lord in song with His people. The peace I experience in these is unheard of in any other part of my life. I yearn for it. I am frustrated when my time is short inhibiting these moments with the Lord. When this part of my life goes lacking, I feel off. Essentially, I feel unfulfilled in life.

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But that real sweet spot came to me when I was sharing God’s plan for marriage with the Iranian Refugees in the Middle East. Right in the middle of my message to this one church, for lack of a better description, I felt centered. It was if I was entirely aligned as one with God in His purpose for my life. Indeed, I heard the Lord speak with a divine impression, “You were born for this.”

Now, at the time, I confess, I thought He meant, “I was born to speak!” I determined that I was centered in the will of God because my purpose was public speaking. I admit, selfishly, God’s impression became about me. Convicted this morning that it is not my speaking gift exercised as much as it is who I am speaking about that positions my soul in a posture of perfect alignment.

Yes, I was born to speak, but not because I had a gift to use, instead, it was because I had a message to declare!

It’s disheartening, in our spiritual walk, when we make our gifts from God about us. Shame on me! God is the One worthy of all praise and glory, no one else!

Declaring God to others is a way of bringing Him glory. The word glory means to make God famous, to declare Him larger than anything else in heaven, on earth, and in all of our life. Sharing Him is praise; missions of this sort is an act of worship.

Declaring God to others is a way of bringing Him glory. The word glory means to make God famous, to declare Him larger than anything else in heaven, on earth, and in all of our life. Sharing Him is praise; missions is an act of… Click To Tweet

What did God mean when He spoke to me saying, “You were born for this?” As the actual meaning came to me so pointedly this morning, I realized I misunderstood Him while I was in the Middle East.

As I said, I made it about me, when in fact, all called according to His purpose for salvation are born to fill those beautiful feet that share the good news of Jesus Christ.

At any moment and time where we speak of God’s glory, His good deeds, His salvation, His Son, we are perfectly placed in the middle of His glorious purpose. 

Sharing God with others is our sweet spot!

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I reiterate: We don’t enter this position of sweetness by any act of human will; no matter the gift we have, it comes to us by way of the Holy Spirit and its purpose is to declare God! It is sharing Him that aligns us divinely in His will; it’s the message of salvation found in Jesus Christ that we were born to share with the nations! 

You and I were given life on earth to “declare His glory among the nations, (to tell of) His marvelous deeds among all peoples” (Psalm 96:3).   

No matter who you share Jesus with – your spouse, kids, extended family, your friends, co-workers, neighbors, strangers, and to other nations – when you affirm Christ, you bring Him glory, and when you bring Him glory, then you find your reason for living!

When you affirm Christ, you bring Him glory, and when you bring Him glory, then you find your reason for living! Click To Tweet

4 comments

  1. Excellent moment for you and our Lord. Marcie I am excited for you, that was an awesome moment for you. I have experienced the Lord speak through the Holy Spirit twice so far in my lifetime. It is the most awesome feeling I have ever experienced. 😃 ❤ ✝️

  2. Oh, Marcie… this is such an encouraging, affirming and challenging post. Thank you. And I’m so excited to see how God plans to continue to use the gifts that He has given you for declaring Truth! And by the way, I don’t think you misunderstood, per se. It’s just easy to let our focus shift away from Him sometimes. Yet, it takes a truly godly person to humbly acknowledge that! You inspire me, Marcie! Love and huge hugs!

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